Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon. He grew up in the slums of Detroit with a poor family, where there was lots of crime. He built his way up by studying hard, and going to the library, till he eventually became a doctor.
Ben Carson’s mother only went to school till third grade. According to Ben Carson’s campaign site, “Young Ben excelled in high school and upon completion, went on to attend college at Yale University where he met Candy, the young lady who would become his wife.”
Here is a short video of his life when he grew up as a kid. It is from, https://www.bencarson.com/meet-ben