Derek Kaplan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Sep, 2019
Facts of Derek Kaplan
Date of Birth: 1975
Birth Nation: Zimbabwe
Name Derek Kaplan
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Harare
Ethnicity White
Profession British-Zimbabwean painter
Net Worth $1 million
Married Yes
Married to Fredrik Eklund (m. 2013)
Children Kai Kaplan
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Derek Kaplan a painter who is, however, known for being the husband of renowned Swedish real estate broker, Frederick Eklund. The couple has been together for over six-year and still seems perfect with each other. They also have two children. The family of three currently resides in NYC. 

Age, Education, and Career

The artist, Derek Kaplan, was born in 1975 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He holds dual citizenships Zimbabwean and British. As far as his ethnicity is concerned, Derek is mixed. He found his interest in art since when he was a schoolboy and began painting.

Though he was encouraged by his teachers to continue with art, Derek chose to focus on a career in finance and entrepreneurship.

After that, Kaplan moved to London and pursued a career related to finance. There he worked in a business organization for more than fourteen years. After that, Derek decided to come back to continue with his art and began selling art collections. He has had his first gallery opening in New York, where he still sales every of his art collections.

Personal Life

Derrick Kaplan is married to Fredrik Eklund on 9th February 2013. The gay couple organized their wedding ceremony on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. 

On the final season of Million Dollar Listing New York, the couple revealed that they were expecting twins through surrogacy. Eklund also shared the news with a picture of him and Derek kissing in Paris through Instagram on 10th August.

We've been blessed two times over; were six months pregnant with twins, a boy, and a girl! It was important for us to take the time to keep the news for ourselves, but now we are ready to celebrate all the love.

However, the couple was not able to become parents after the biological mother suffered a miscarriage. They also faced a miscarried of twins in the year of 2015. Derek has a five-year old son, Kai Kaplan from another relationship.

The couple currently lives in New York with their dogs, Mouse, and Fritzy.

Net Worth And Earnings 

With a touring height, Derrick Kaplan has a net worth of $1 million. His only source of wealth comes from painting exhibitions where he sells his paintings. Derek's real estate broker husband, Fredrik Eklund has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Eklund is also the founder of Eklund Stockholm New York.

In April 2016, Derek and his husband Fredrik bought the house for $3.5 million, in Roxbury, Connecticut. The 5,144 square feet mansion also features 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.