Fredrik Eklund net worth is around 30 million. And all that money didn’t just fell from the sky. Fredrik earned that wealth primarily as a real estate broker, however, that has not been his only job. He tried everything, from IT entrepreneurship to gay adult film industry. He even wrote a novel.
Who is Fredrik Eklund?
Fredrik Eklund was born in Stockholm, Sweden on April 26th, 1977. He is the son of Klas Eklund, a senior economist at the Swedish Bank, and the brother of Sigge Eklund, a famous Swedish novelist, TV producer and screenwriter.
Career and Education
Fredrik Eklund went to the USA as a foreign exchange student. He attended Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, and after that, he studied at the Stockholm School of Economics, however, he has never graduated. Instead of that, Fredrik decided not to waste any more of his own time and to start working. That is why he was jumping from one job to another.
At the age of 23, he founded an internet company and even had over 40 employees. After that, he worked for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore, and Tokyo. In 2004, before going back to the USA, Fredrik wanted to try one more thing – gay porn. And even though that took only a “week of his time, accumulated,” it was something that he only wanted to try, and it has not affected his career in any way possible.
The real estate was the thing for him. Fredrik Eklund became Managing Director at the New York City real estate firm CORE Group Marketing and a Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman. He did really good at this job and even formed a top-selling team at that firm.
After he had learned everything he could, Eklund founded the Eklund Stockholm New York, Scandinavia’s best residential real estate agency with 50 employees and over $1 billion in closed sales per year. He sold apartments to many famous people and some of them are Cameron Diaz, John Legend, and Daniel Craig.
He is that good that “Bravo” included him in their reality TV show “Million Dollar Listing New York” in which he stars alongside two other New York City brokers. Throughout that time he spent on the show, Eklund has sold a long list of “million-dollar properties”, gotten paid extra for filming that show, written a bestselling book about selling, and even created his own line of rose wine. He is now writing his second book.
Fredrik Eklund Personal Life
Fredrik married an artist Derek Kaplan on February 9, 2013. The couple lived in New York until 2016 when they moved to Roxbury, Connecticut. On November 28, 2017, the couple had twins via a surrogate mother.
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Born:,26 April 1977
Profession:,Real estate broker
Net Worth:,$30 million
Hair Color:,Dark brown
Height:,6’4’’ or 195 cm
Married to:,Derek Kaplan
Education:,attended Edina High School in Edina (Minnesota) and studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (never graduated)