Fredrik Eklund Biography
Fredrik Eklund is a Swedish New York City-based real estate broker, and a Bravo TV reality star. He is a former IT entrepreneur in his native Sweden, and the author of The Sell.
He had his first American experience as a foreign exchange student in Edina, Minnesota, where he attended Edina High School. He studied at the Stockholm School of Economics, but never graduated after finishing high school. Eklund has worked for the financial newspaper Finanstidningen.
He founded an internet company with over 45 employees, and went on to work for the investment bank SEB in Stockholm, London, Singapore and Tokyo before beginning his work in New York City at the age of 23.
Before arriving New York City, he acted in a number of pornographic films under the pseudonym Tag Eriksson (or Tag Ericsson) in 2004. In an interview with Out Magazine, he said of this period, “It was only a week of my life, accumulated. It was spread out over a few months, so it was a very short period of my life. It was something that I tried and quickly decided that I was done with.”
He also went on to say that he is proud of who he is, that he does not regret anything. His past involvement in the pornographic film industry has not negatively affected his career.
Fredrik Eklund Age
Eklund was born on 26 April in Stockholm, Sweden. He is 42 years old as of 2019.
Fredrik Eklund Family
Eklund was born to Klas Eklund a senior economist at Swedish bank SEB. His grand-parents were Swedish-Danish-Irish-Russian actors Bengt Eklund and Fylgia Zadig. He also has a brother Sigge Eklund, a novelist, TV producer and screenwriter.
Fredrik Eklund Derek Kaplan | Fredrik Eklund Husband
Fredrick married Derek Kaplan an artist on February 9, 2013 on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. Until 2016, the couple lived in New York with their dogs Mouse and Fritzy. The couple has since moved to Roxbury, Connecticut, to live in a mansion Eklund purchased.
Fredrik Eklund Baby | Fredrik Eklund Barn
Eklund and Kaplan attempted to have children through surrogacy, but the surrogate suffered a miscarriage. In November 2017, they welcomed twins; daughter Milla and son Fredrik Jr whom they had via surrogate.
Fredrik Eklund Book
The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone
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The Sell Fredrik Eklund
In The Sell, Eklund leverages his years of experience to create the go-to manual for self-promotion and sales. At the core of the book are chapters tied to Eklund’s 10-step program for “selling anything to everyone,” and he shares his secrets on everything from personal authenticity and looking your very best to crafting the perfect sales pitch, negotiating with savvy, and closing deals promptly and efficiently . . . lest they slip away.
Whether you’re just starting a job as a sales rep at Verizon, navigating your career as an executive or entrepreneur, or hitting your stride closing big transactions as a banker at Goldman Sachs, The Sell will show you how to improve your game and radically increase the money you’re bringing home. The Sell is a vital resource for anyone who wants to have an impact in his or her personal and professional life, with a razor-sharp focus on selling: selling yourself—or your brand—no matter your background.
Fredrik Eklund Real Estate
He is the founder of Eklund Stockholm New York, Scandinavia’s most high-end residential real estate brokerage with 50 employees and $1 billion in closed sales in 2014. He is also an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
Fredrik Eklund Million Dollar Listing
He was featured on the front page of the “Sunday Style” section in November 2010 by The New York Times. Eklund is also one of three New York City brokers starring in Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, which is in its eighth season.
The show follows the lives of three luxury real estate agents, Ryan Serhant (2012-present), Eklund (2012-present), and Steve Gold (2017-present) as they represent property owners in New York’s five boroughs. The show is a spin-off of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.
Fredrik Eklund Douglas Elliman
He became the Managing Director at the New York City real estate firm CORE Group Marketing and in 2010, alongside his business partner John Gomes, Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman, the largest real estate brokerage on the East Coast. He also started the top-selling team at Elliman. He has closed over five billion dollars in residential real estate.
Fredrik Eklund Height | How Tall Is Fredrik Eklund?
Eklund stands at a height of 1.95 m.
Fredrik Eklund New Apartment | Fredrik Eklund New Home
In July 2019, Eklund and Kaplan relocated from New York City for Eklund to grow his west coast business. Their new home is located in Beverly Hills. It has a stunning view of the city and an infinity edge pool that twins Milla and Freddy are taking full advantage of.
The home’s main level has floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing the aforementioned stunning pool and city views combo. It has stone floors and creamy arched ceilings giving the space a very earthy aesthetic.
Fredrik Eklund Net Worth | How Much Is Fredrik Eklund Worth?
Being a very successful real estate Having a very successful real estate career, Eklund has an estimated net worth of $30 million.