Born in 1951, Ben Carson is a Republican politician in the United States of America. He is currently serving as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, under President Donald Trump. Carson studied at Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School. He went on to become the Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Hospital. He is famous for successfully performing several groundbreaking surgeries, including the separation of conjoined twins attached at the head. For health reasons, Carson is a vegetarian.