The COVID pandemic has now gone on for more than eight months. In the same time span, it has infected commoners and celebrities alike, without discriminating.
Ben Carson, who is President Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the latest addition to the list of COVID-infected individuals.
Carson’s deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker broke the news in a statement to CNN :
“Secretary Carson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is in good spirits and feels fortunate to have access to effective therapeutics which aid and markedly speed his recovery.”
Ben Carson Net Worth is estimated at around $30 million
According to online reports, Ben Carson’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
The Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is worth a lot more than what most people think. Carson has served as a neurosurgeon for a long time.
Carson’s story is one of a humble beginning and hard work. He got a full scholarship from Yale and went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
He spent a major time of his life working at Johns Hopkins University. There, Carson was appointed as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 1984. He also served as a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics.
The majority of his net worth comprises of his earnings as a neurosurgeon. But that is not all, Carson has also authored a number of best-selling books like “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”, “Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence”, “The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What’s Really Important in Life”, “Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk” and many more.
Ben Carson Tested Positive for COVID
The 69-year-old HUD Secretary was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he was experiencing some of the symptoms. Though after his testing, Carson left the hospital and is currently resting at his house.
Andrew Hughes, Carson’s Cheif Of Staff disclosed HUD Secretary’s diagnosis in a staff letter that stated :
“He is resting at his house and is already beginning to feel better.”
Carson’s infection can be traced back to an election party that he attended. The party that also featured White House chief of staff Mark Meadows saw almost every other attendee without a mask. Meadows and four others of Trump’s staff tested positive last week. Carson is a neurosurgeon who was spotted without a mask time and again.