Name: Fredrik Eklund
Born: April 26, 1977
Occupation: real estate broker, television personality and author
Fredrik Eklund was born on April 26, 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of Jannike Weinke and Klas Eklund, a senior economist at SEB, a Swedish financial institution. His paternal grandparents, Bengt Eklund and Fylgia Zadig, were actors of Swedish-Irish-Russian-Danish descent. Fredrik has one brother, Sigge Eklund, an author.
He participated in a foreign exchange student program during his teen years. His first experience occurred in high school as he attended the Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota. Upon completion of high school, Eklund returned to his native land and attended the Stockholm School of Economics. He did not graduate.
Fredrik has been married to artist Derek Kaplan for more than three years. They tried to have children through surrogacy, but the woman suffered a miscarriage. They presently reside in New York City with their dogs, Mouse and Fritzy.
His career started at the age of 22 when he earned a position for the financial newspaper Finanstidningen. A year later, Fredrik launched an Internet company with roughly 45 employees. This didn’t prevent him from gaining employment for SEB in Stockholm, Tokyo, Singapore and London. He eventually was transferred to New York.
Prior to landing in New York, Fredrik had a stint in the adult pornographic industry. He performed in a number of gay pornographic movies under the pseudonym Tag Ericksson. Some of the titles include “The Hole,” “Training Camp” and “American Porn Star.”
Fredik experienced instant success when he relocated to the Big Apple. He has closed more than $2 billion worth of residential real estate deals in the city. In 2010, Fredrik became Managing Director for CORE Group Marketing, a New York real estate company. Three years later, he founded the Eklund Stockholm New York real estate brokerage, which is the largest high-end residential firm in Scandinavia. It has 50 employees and has closed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of deals.
He is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Throughout his success, Fredrick has sold homes to many celebrities, like Cameron Diaz, John Legend and Daniel Craig.
Fredrik’s connection to show business doesn’t end there. In November 2010, Fredrik started to shoot a reality television series called “Million Dollar Listing New York” for the television network Bravo. It is presently entering its fifth season.
Fredrik has appeared on other television shows, too, such as “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Today” and “The Meredith Vieira Show.”
In 2015, Fredrik published two books: “Sell B Ind Local” and “The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone.”
We estimate that Fredrik Eklund’s net worth is $30 million (2016).
So how much is $30 million really?
$30 million can buy you one apartment in New York’s Tribeca area. $30 million could also buy you two of the most expensive apartments ever sold in Stockholm. The 418-square-metre apartment in the heart of Stockholm and with a stunning sea-view was sold to an unknown buyer for $15 million in 2015.