Fredrik Eklund is a Swedish born, New York-based real estate broker. In his native country Sweden, Fredrik was an IT entrepreneur and a non-fiction story writer. Fredrik has also appeared in the television reality show, Bravo. Here is a quick summary of Fredrik Eklund’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Fredrik Eklund Early Life
Fredrik Eklund was born on April 27, 1966, in Stockholm, Sweden. Fredrik’s father, Klas Eklund was a senior economist at the Swedish bank SEB and his brother, Sigge Eklund is an author. Fredrik’s grandparents, Bengt Eklund and Fylgia Zadig were European actors.
Fredrik attended Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota where he was a foreign exchange student. It was his first-time visit to the United States of America. Later he went back to his native country, Sweden and joined Stockholm School of Economics but left the school before completing his graduation.
Fredrik Eklund is gay and married to Derek Kaplan, who is an artist. Currently, the couple is living in Roxbury, Connecticut. A few years back, Fredrik and Kaplan tried to have a baby through surrogacy, but the surrogate mother had a miscarriage. According to some reports, the couple is expecting again, the twins through surrogacy.
Fredrik Eklund Career
Soon after leaving the school, Fredrik started working for a financial newspaper named, Finanstidningen in Sweden. Fredrik worked there for a quite a long time. Also, Eklund along with his gay friends started a club called Billy.
In the hunger for more success, Fredrik became an IT entrepreneur and started an internet company named, Humany. His father and Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt were his partners. Fredrik was just 23 when he started this company and became CEO with the total of 45 employees. Soon, Fredrick started a music production company called “Cave Entertainment.”
Before coming to the United States of America, Fredrik appeared in numerous pornographic movies under the stage name, Tag Erikson. In an interview, Fredrik said, “It was something that I tried and quickly decided that I was done with.” He is not ashamed or has any regrets of appearing in the pornographic movies.
Fredrik’s past involvement in pornography doesn’t have any negative effects on his current career. Today he’s an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Fredrik Eklund has closed deals of over 5 million in the residential real estate. First, he became the Managing Director of the New York City real estate firm CORE Group Marketing and soon then, he was Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate brokerage on the East Coast.
Fredrik Eklund is the founder of Scandinavia’s most prestigious real-estate brokerage, Eklund Stockholm New York. Through his hard-work, Fredrik has gained a lot of attention from several businessmen and celebrities. He has sold an apartment to celebrities like Cameron Diaz, John Legend, and Daniel Craig.
Fredrik Eklund is one of the three New York City brokers appeared in an American Television series, Million Dollar Listing New York. The show is about some of the agents and the most luxurious homes in Manhattan, New York.
Awards and Achievements
Fredrik Eklund been involved in different careers in his life and has earned a lot of recognition. As a pornographic actor, he was nominated for quite a few awards. According to the reports of IMDb, Fredrik was awarded GayVN and Grabby awards for his contribution to pornographic movies.
Recently in 2016, Fredrik Eklund along with his partner John Gomes won the honor of top team at the real estate firm Douglas Elliman’s annual award ceremony. Also once, The New York Times featured Fredrik on the front page of The Sunday Style Section.
Net Worth of Fredrik Eklund
Having ventured in so many businesses, Fredrik has earned himself a lot fortune over the years. The estimated net worth of Fredrik Eklund is $35 million.
At the age of 23, Fredrik Eklund was already an entrepreneur. Through his hard work and dedication, he was able to achieve a tremendous amount of success venturing into different businesses. Fredrik, being one of the top real estate agents, is also a reality television star. His personal life with his partner, Derek Kaplan is going great, and the couple is expecting twins by the end of this year.