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Token (rapper) Net Worth & Real Name

Token Net Worth – $2 million

What is rapper Token’s net worth?


Token (real name – Benjamin David Goldberg) is an American rapper who went viral for his hit music video “No Sucka MC’s.”

During childhood, he overcame a language disability with the use of hip-hop, poetry, and writing.

In 2017,  Token set out on a major tour of the United States. In addition, his singles “Exception” and “Doozy” began amassing millions of views.


He was born on September 24, 1998, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was introduced to hip-hop music at the age of six by his sister – Madeline.

During an interview, Token explained:

”My sister is five and half years older than me, and she got me into the Pacs, the Ludas, the Ems, the Jays, like super early on, so I was listening to that ever since I could remember, I have been a hip hop fan my whole life.”

From a young age, Ben had a learning disability and healthcare professionals told his parents that he would never be able to properly process long words and language.

Shortly after, Goldberg began writing poetry as a form of self-expression.


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He eventually recorded his poems as rap when he was 10 years old. The rapper used GarageBand and rhyming over beats playing from the computer’s speakers.

His MC moniker at the time was his initials, BDG (Benjamin David Goldberg).


He started his YouTube channel (named – ”tokenhiphop”) on August 26, 2012.

Ben said:

“When I got my first positive comment on YouTube, I was like This is what I need to do for the rest of my life.”

No Sucka Mcs Contest


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On October 20, 2015, as part of a contest for No Suckahs MCs, he released a video on his YouTube channel, named – ”No Sucka Mcs Contest.”

After writing the songs in a day, Token decided to make a YouTube video for the contest using the song he had written. The video is about Ben walking through the Marblehead neighborhood while rapping at the camera. The next day, the YouTube video quickly garnered up to 115,000 views.

After three days, the video reached 500,000 views. Within several months, the video crossed one million. Currently, it has over 5.9 million views.

Following the success of the No Sucka Mcs Contest, he was invited to perform on hip-hop DJ Sway Calloway’s Sway in the Morning SiriusXM show.

Debut Album

In 2016, he released his debut album, called – ”Eraser Shavings.”

After the release of the album, Token appeared at the Chorus Festival with stars like Pharcyde and Robert Glasper. Furthermore, he went on a tour in France.

His second album, Between Somewhere, was released in 2018. It was followed by Pink Is Better in January 2022.



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Ben is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg appreciates his music.

During an interview, Ben confessed:

“One day I’m in school and my phone rings. I let it go to voicemail and forgot about it. A week later, I check it and it’s Mark Wahlberg.”

Token added:

“I’m like ‘I ruined that’ because it’s a week later. He’s probably like ‘Who’s this Token kid who thinks he’s too busy for me?’”

In 2016, Mark Wahlberg even gave him his first acting opportunity in Patriots Day, an American crime drama film that was written by Joshua Zetumer and Matt Cook and directed by Peter Berg.

His stage name (Token) is more of a nod to a general sense of otherness. Goldberg further explained:

“The whole idea of Token is being ‘the only’ – it’s about feeling different.”

On June 13, 2018, Ben shared on his Instagram account that he graduated from high school.

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Reportedly, he turned down meeting Eminem.

He said:

”Once I’m give an opportunity like that to be in front of someone that stature, that legendary, I wanted to be undeniable what I’m bringing to the table.”

Goldberg also said:


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”I was 17. If I come there and he doesn’t love it then that’s a waste of my time.”

Together with Colin Mitchell (another local rapper who is a year older than him), he collaborated on some singles which later got heard by Glasshouse Productions’ Jon Glass.

When he was young, Ben went from therapist to therapist and was eventually diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

When asked about his early influences, Goldberg responded:

“The first thing I grew up listening to is 2Pac, he’s my number one. Ludacris and Eminem were my favorites too.”

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Token (Ben Goldberg) – Net Worth

So, how much is Token worth? Ben earned most of his wealth from his music (selling tickets to his concerts and selling his albums and singles). So far, Token has released three alums – Pink Is Better, Between Somewhere, and Eraser Shavings. Therefore, rapper Token has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

In addition, he has a YouTube channel with more than 245 million views (meaning about $750K in revenue). He also sells t-shirts, hoods, and hats on his website –

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