Ken Goldin is the model-era Midas. He’s sold billions in sports memorabilia, and now, his adventures are featured on Netflix’s King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch.
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Ken Goldin On Netflix’s King of Collectibles
Ken Goldin is the star of the new Netflix show King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch. The show features Ken buying and selling some rare collectibles, including an original Apple I computer and Jackie Robinson’s Dodgers jersey.
This businessman started trading and selling baseball cards when he was just 13. Infact, he made so much money at the time that it was enough for him to pay for his college expenses at the George Washington University School of Business. After graduating from there in 1985, he then joined Drexel University to study Business Administration and Management to further hone his business skills.
While at Drexel, Ken also joined his father to start The Score Board Inc. Within years, their organization hit the $20 million mark and was selling collectibles worth $100 million by 1994. However, in 1997, Ken gave up his position as Co-Founder and CEO of the company to establish Goldin Sports Inc in January 1998.
Thereafter, he continued to sell collectibles through TV appearances, hosting auctions live on Instagram, and before he knew it he had thousands of followers. Thus, in 2012, he started Goldin Auctions headquartered in Runnemede, N.J., and made some of his most well-known sales over the years.
Now, Ken’s one of the most widely recognized leaders in the collectibles industry, and throughout his career has sold more than $1.3 billion in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. He routinely sets records for the most expensive trading cards and other memorabilia ever sold, including the Mike Trout Bowman rookie card ($3.9 million), the Kobe Bryant jersey ($3.69 million), and the most expensive Michael Jordan’s autographed patch card ($2.7 million).
How Much Is Ken Goldin Net Worth?
In 2023, Ken Goldin flaunted a net worth of above $50 million.
Reportedly, just in 2022, Goldin Auctions surpassed $300 million in sales — which is a $200 million increase from its $101 million in sales in 2020.
Is Ken Goldin Married?
Yes, Ken Goldin is married to his wife, Jennifer Goldin. Jennifer is actually his second wife.
Ken and his first wife (also named Jennifer) tied the knot back on Oct 25, 1994.
Jennifer is a licensed social worker with diverse experience in hospice services, home care needs regarding aging-in-place, families, and teenagers in foster care/mental health systems. In 2023, she was working as a hospice social worker at Lighthouse Hospice for over 6 years and at Caring Hospice for over 14 years.
Prior to this, she was an activities assistant at Lions Gate CCRC for a year, a Clinical Social Worker at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center for 4 years, and a Foster care social worker at Youth Services Inc. for another four.
Jennifer turned 58 in December 2022. Find her on IG @jennifer.goldin.16 and FB @jennifer.a.goldin.
Ken Goldin Kids
Ken has four kids — two from his first marriage and two from his second.
From his first wife, Ken has two daughters, Laura, and Lindsey Goldin.
You might have seen Laura on King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch during ep 4 when she accompanied him on a trip to Puerto Rico for a bid to secure some rare basketball memorabilia. Over the ep, Ken asked Laura if she’d consider working in his business. However, his daughter replied that if she were to do so “it would have to be” her “own project within the company.” Guess, Ken had no such openings. The last we checked, Laura made a living as an assistant media planner at Merkley + Partners.
As for Lindsey, she was born in July 1996, and now, she works as a Content Acquisition Coordinator at The Orchard. Before this, she used to be a Music Director/Midday Show Host at WNRN, Outreach Coordinator at Community Dispute Settlement Center, and an On-Air personality at WERS 88.9 FM.
Find her on FB @lindsey.goldin.
On the other hand Ken’s children from his second marriage, Paul and Carleigh Goldin, only arrived in this world on August 7, 2013, and October 23, 2017, respectively.
Ken Goldin Age
Ken was 57 when he appeared on King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch in 2023.
He is a year younger than his wife Jennifer.
Ken Goldin Family
Ken comes from a family of four.
His father, Paul J. Goldin, a former statistics professor, parlayed Ken’s interest in baseball cards into Score Board Inc. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack on May 24, 1994, at the age of 64.
Likewise, Ken’s mother, Carole Goldin took her last breath on August 14, 2016.
As for Ken’s sibling, Sharon Goldin has been working in contracting for over 3 decades. In 2023, she worked at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems as its director. Prior to this, she was a Commercial and Government Contracts Consultant, and a Contracts Manager at Automation Anywhere, Harris Corporation, and Exelis.
Is Ken Goldin Jewish?
Yes, Ken Goldin is Jewish
Ken Goldin Height
Ken stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
When Is Ken Goldin Birthday?
Ken receives his birthday wishes on August 18 and is of the Leo zodiac.
Where Is Ken Goldin From?
Ken hails from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Is Ken Goldin On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Instagram @kengoldin and Facebook @GoldinKen and @ken.goldin.
Also, here’s his Twitter @KenGoldin.