About Dr. Ben Carson
It has been estimated that the total amount of Dr. Ben Carson net worth is as much as 10 million dollars. Dr. Ben Carson got his fame through his successful career of neurosurgeon. However, today he is no longer providing these services and today he is mostly known as a columnist, which is also one of the main sources of Dr. Ben Carson net worth today.
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson reached international fame when he became the first doctor who successfully separated twins who were joined together by their heads. In 2008, because of his services, Dr. Ben Carson met George W. Bush, who awarded the surgeon with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2013, Dr. Ben Carson participated in the National Prayer Breakfast, where he delivered his speech showing his worry about social issues and the federal government and because of his speech he became a well known figure, as well.
The surgeon was born in 1951 in Michigan. When he was 8 years old, Dr. Ben Carson’s parents separated and Dr. Ben Carson as well as his brother were raised in a care of their mother. Dr. Ben Carson got his education at Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School.
Talking about his involvement into medical field, Dr. Ben Carson was involved into neurosurgery, plastic surgery, pediatrics and oncology. Moreover, he worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as a pediatric neurosurgeon and was the director of this sphere in the hospital. When he was 33 years old, he also became the only so young director of pediatric neurosurgery in the hospital.
When asked what made him a gifted doctor, Dr. Ben Carson states that it was because of his hand-eye coordination and 3D reasoning skills. These skills also added to his financial success, in turn increasing the overall amount of Dr. Ben Carson net worth.
When he graduated from medical school, Dr. Ben Carson immediately started to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital established in Baltimore. There, he started to work as a neurosurgery resident. However, with time, Dr. Ben Carson got more interested into pediatrics than neurosurgery. Dr. Ben Carson liked a lot to work with children.
In 1987, Dr. Ben Carson became a worldwide known surgeon when he separated twins who were joined by heads. The twins were joined by the back of their heads and due to this they were called craniopagus twins.