Ben Carson

United States

Ben Carson Bio

Who is Ben Carson

American retired neurosurgeon and politician who worked at John Hopkins Hospital. He became a 2016 presidential candidate and he quickly rose in the polls alongside Donald Trump.

Early Life (Childhood)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Carson has stated that he spent much of his childhood in a very impoverished neighborhood in Detroit, but a good deal of his childhood took place in a middle-class neighborhood. Ben attended Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School.

Interesting Facts

He released the book America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great in 2011. He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013.

Personal Life

He married Candy Carson in 1975 and lived in Howard County, Maryland before moving in 2001 to West Friendship, Maryland, where they had purchased a 48-acre property. They have three children together, Murray, Benjamin Jr., and Rhoeyce.


He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. In 2000, he received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.