Fredrik Eklund is a Swedish-American real estate agent, television personality, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the Bravo reality television series “Million Dollar Listing New York”, which premiered in 2009. Eklund is the co-founder of the real estate firm “Eklund Stockholm New York”, which has offices in both Stockholm and New York City.
Fredrik Eklund Bio
Eklund was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to a Swedish father and a Norwegian mother. He studied business administration at the Stockholm School of Economics. After graduating from business school, Eklund worked as a financial analyst in Stockholm. In 2004, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in real estate. Eklund joined the real estate firm, “Prudential Douglas Elliman” in 2004. He quickly became one of the firm’s top agents, and in 2008, he was named one of the “Top 25 Under 25” agents in the United States by The Wall Street Journal.
In 2009, Eklund was cast in the Bravo reality television series Million Dollar Listing New York. The show follows the lives of six real estate agents in New York City as they sell some of the city’s most expensive homes. Eklund has been a regular cast member on the show since its premiere. In 2012, Eklund co-founded the real estate firm Eklund Stockholm New York with his husband, Derek Kaplan. The firm has offices in both Stockholm and New York City. Eklund is also the author of the book, The Sell: How to Sell Anything to Anyone (2018).
Eklund is a popular figure in the real estate world and is known for his flamboyant personality and his ability to sell high-end properties. He is also a vocal advocate for the LGBT community.
Fredrik Eklund’s Age
He was born on 25th June, 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden. As of 2023, he is 47 years old.
Fredrik Eklund’s Height
Fredrik Eklund is 6 feet 4¾ inches tall, or 1.95 metres. He is often referred to as “the tall guy” on Million Dollar Listing New York.
Fredrik Eklund’s Husband
Fredrik Eklund’s husband is Derek Kaplan. They got married in 2013. Derek Kaplan is an artist and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the real estate firm, “Eklund Stockholm New York”. He is also the founder of the art gallery Kaplan Projects.
Kaplan and Eklund met in 2008 and started dating shortly after. They were married in a ceremony on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. The wedding was featured on the second season of Million Dollar Listing New York.
Where is Fredrik Eklund from?
The popular real estate mogul is from Stockholm, Sweden.
Fredrik Eklund’s Children
In 2017, Kaplan and Eklund announced that they were expecting twins via surrogacy. The twins, Milla and Fredrik Jr., were born in November 2017.
Fredrik Eklund’s Parents
Fredrik Eklund’s parents are Klas Eklund and Gunilla Norinder. Klas Eklund is a senior economist at the Swedish bank SEB, and Gunilla Norinder is a former flight attendant. Fredrik’s paternal grandparents were Swedish actors Bengt Eklund and Fylgia Zadig.
Fredrik’s parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised by his mother. He has one older brother, Sigge Eklund, who is a famous author in Sweden.
Fredrik Eklund’s Net Worth
Fredrik Eklund’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. He has made his fortune through his successful career in real estate, as well as his appearances on the reality television series Million Dollar Listing New York.
Eklund is one of the most successful real estate agents in New York City. He has sold some of the most expensive properties in the city, including a $100 million penthouse in the Time Warner Center. He is also the co-founder of the real estate firm Eklund Stockholm New York, which has offices in both Stockholm and New York City.