What is Fredrik Eklund's net worth? 'Million Dollar Listing' star was evicted over unpaid rent, sold paninis

Fredrik helped Jennifer Lopez and Daniel Craig find homes of their dreams


                            What is Fredrik Eklund's net worth? 'Million Dollar Listing' star was evicted over unpaid rent, sold paninis
Fredrik Eklund from 'Million Dollar Listing New York' (Getty Images)
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Anyone familiar or mildly interested in real estate will know who Fredrik Eklund is. His single-minded focus on improving his craft gave him an edge over the rest. A business school drop-out who sold paninis for a while to squeak by is now a millionaire who owns plush houses across the US.

The upgrade wasn't a cakewalk. It took Fredrik a few porn films and eviction to realize his true calling. In 2006, he was sued by his landlord over unpaid rent. At the time, his rent was $2,575 a month at the time, and was sued for $5,303.50, Radar Online reported. However, there was no looking back for him once he was able to identify what got him going. In a matter of years, he was selling and buying properties for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Daniel Craig, which explains his impressive net worth that now stands at $30 million.

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Who is Fredrik Eklund?

Born on April 26, 1977, in Stockholm, Sweden, Fredrik always had entrepreneurial skills. When he was four, he performed a show in his own house and made it into a paid event of sorts. Three years later, the reality TV star sold Christmas calendars. In no time, he was declared the number-one seller.


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Growing up, Fredrik studied business but didn't graduate. He took up a job at a financial newspaper only to opt out later and start a business with his father, Klas Eklund, and former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Celebrity Net Worth reported. It was during this time that he decided to move to New York City.

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He has closed $5 billion in residential real estate

When he moved continents, Fredrik knew he had to make the switch count in every possible and he did. He established a broker business and soon was on top of his game. He is the Managing Director of Core Group Marketing and has closed over five billion dollars in residential real estate.


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In 2017, his team was named 'number one real estate team' by REAL Trends and the Wall Street Journal. Over the decades, he has built a strong and envy-worthy clientele that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

Where does Fredrik live?

Fredrik makes millions in a year and therefore, it shouldn't come across as surprising when someone like him goes ahead and buys properties in posh locations. He owns an 8,000 sq. ft. condo that overlooks the stunning NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty and features six bedrooms, a play area for the kids, a cedar sauna, and an art studio.

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Recently, they moved to Bel Air, Los Angeles where he purchased a mansion worth $7 million. He calls it his 'super Cinderella castle' that boasts of a swimming pool and tennis court. The two-acre plot houses eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Also, adding to the beauty of it are herringbone floors, a spiraling staircase, and stretched grounds with trees. In related news, Fredrik married Derek Kaplan in 2013. Four years later, the couple welcomed twins via surrogacy -- Milla and Fredrik Jr. 

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Fredrik will be on 'Million Dollar Listing New York' next. The Bravo-backed show is scheduled to premiere on May 6, Thursday, 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.