How much is Fredrik Eklund worth? $30 Million
How did Fredrik Eklund earn his money and wealth?
Fredrik Eklund is of Swedish origin based in New York and works as a real estate broker, a reality TV star on Bravo and also a nonfiction writer. He used to work as an IT entrepreneur in Sweden. He was born on April 26, 1977, in Sweden and grew up in Stockholm. His father, Klas Eklund is a senior economist at the Swedish Bank SEB while his brother is Sigge Eklund, an author. Eklund first came to America as an exchange student to attend Edina High School at Edina, Minnesota. He went back to Sweden to study at the Stockholm School of Economics but did not finish his course and dropped out instead.
Eklund started his professional career by working at “Finanstidningen”, a financial newspaper. He later launched his own internet company when he was 23 years old and called it “Humany”. The company employed 45 employees who focused on creating customer relations software. He also started his own management company “Cave Entertainment” which received success not only in Sweden but also in countries like Japan and Latin America. He continued climbing the career chart by working at SEB in Stockholm, Singapore, London, and Tokyo.
Eklund moved to New York in 2004 and obtained a license in real estate from New York University. He joined as an agent with JC DeNiro and quickly climbed the ranks with his skill and talent of doing good business. He made a deal of $50 million and earned himself the “Rookie of the year” award nomination from the Real estate Board of New York. He later joined a start-up real estate firm CORE Group Marketing which was founded by Shaun Osher, a top broker in 2006. Eklund became the managing director at Douglas Elliman which is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area. He later founded “Eklund Stockholm New York” which deals with high-end residential real estate brokerage. The company employed more than 50 employees and made $1 billion in closed sales in 2014. Eklund has been able to make several high profile sales to celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, John Legend, and Daniel Craig. Eklund is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Eklund joined the film industry before he moved to New York City in 2004. He used to act in pornographic films under the pseudonym of Tag Ericsson. He acted in films like “The Hole” (2003), “Training Camp” (2004), “Jet Set Direct: Take One” (2004), “Training Camp 2: The Magic Potion Mystery (2005) and “Million Dollar Man” (2012). He acted for a very short period of time until he realized that he was not interested in it anymore.
Eklund has appeared in TV in a reality show titled “Million Dollar Listing New York” which premiered in April 2016 as well as in “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles”. Among the shows he has appeared on are “Schulman Show” (2013), “Watch What Happens Live” (2014), “Efter Tio” (2015), “Breaking News med Filip ooh Fredrik” (2015) and “The Meredith Vieira Show” (2016). Eklund is married to Derek Kaplan, an artist. They married on February 9, 2013, on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. They have twins: daughter Mila and son Fredrik Jr who were born on November 28, 2017.
What are the highest rated TV shows of Fredrik Eklund?
- Million Dollar Listing NY: I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost (2014): 9.1
- Million Dollar Listing NY: Do You, Fredrik, Take This Building? (2013): 9.0
- Million Dollar Listing NY: Ryan’s Wedding (2016): 9.0
- Million Dollar Listing NY: The Final Shakedown (2015): 8.8
- Million Dollar Listing NY: It’s Time to Eat the Fish! (2014): 8.6
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