Billy Carson is a man who loves knowledge, and his latest achievement, 4biddenknowledge TV, is bringing that passion to online viewers. The network streams documentaries about everything from the Incas to the far reaches of space, and it includes interviews with respected academics and industry experts. “When I sat down to create 4biddenknowledge,” Mr. Carson says, “I wanted families to dive into deeply interesting intellectual topics. I wanted to fire up people’s imaginations and get them talking about what they watched. I think that’s what’s happening with our shows, and it is really gratifying.”
Mr. Carson says that the response to 4biddenknowledge TV has proven that people want more than the usual crime show or hospital drama. “Viewers are tired of the usual. With our shows, they get something new each time they tune in, and they become even more curious about what is out there in our universe.”
It takes a lot to run an online TV network that has such a vast range in topics, but Mr. Carson has been successful because of his strong work ethic. “I got that from my father, who decided when I was only a year old that I would write book reports each week,” he remembers. “Then, my parents required me to pay rent to live in the family home when I was twelve. I was also required to use my own money to pay for most of my daily needs.”
Far from regretting this time of his life, Mr. Carson is actually thankful for it. “It made me an innovator thinker and the entrepreneur I am today,” he explains. “It got me through some tough times, including when I needed new pants because they were too small.”
To solve the problem, Mr. Carson bought 79-cent packs of dye from the grocery store and bleached his pants before dyeing them to a different color. “The next day, I went to school wearing a different colored pair of pants. As far as everyone knew, I had at least three or four different colored pairs of pants every week. It was experiences like this that toughened me and gave me the mindset that I would provide for myself and solve my own problems.”
This self-reliance led to Mr. Carson selling newspaper subscriptions for the Miami News at the age of twelve, and he became the top newspaper subscription person. “I invested all of that money into electronics. At fourteen, I started an electronics company, and by fifteen, I was making more than my parents did. By sixteen, I had moved out of my parents’ house and had two cars and an apartment, and I still graduated from high school, all while running my own business.”
Since those early days, Mr. Carson has created a long list of achievements. He is the best-selling author of The Compendium Of The Emerald Tablets and Woke Doesn’t Mean Broke, the new financial bible. He runs a multi-million dollar company that is dedicated to helping people around the world. Mr. Carson is a host on dozens of shows pertaining to science, astrophysics, and ancient civilizations. He is also an expert host on Deep Space, a new original streaming series by Gaia that explores the Secret Space Program, revealing extraordinary technologies and their potential origins. Additionally, he serves as an expert host on Gaia’s original series, Ancient Civilizations, in which a team of renowned scholars deciphers the riddles of our origins and pieces together our forgotten history documented in monuments and texts around the world.
“I believe strongly in education, so I recently earned the Certificate of Science, with an emphasis on neuroscience, at M.I.T.,” he says. Mr. Carson is also using his passion for knowledge as CEO of First Class Space Agency, which is involved in research and development of alternative propulsion systems and zero-point energy devices.
While Mr. Carson has a special interest in everything he does, he is devoted to 4biddenknowledge TV. “I think I love it so much because of the effect it’s having on kids,” he says. “Each time I get an email from a child telling me what their favorite program is, I have to smile. The network is accomplishing everything I have ever envisioned for it.”