Fredrik Eklund' Husband Derek Kaplan's Net Worth in 2017:Know about his Career and Awards
Derek Kaplan is popular as the husband of renowned Swedish real estate broker, Frederick Eklund, than anything else. While Frederick Eklund isn't completely an unrecognized name, Derek Kaplan isn't someone most people would know.
Derek Kaplan is a Zimbabwean artist, he is not that rich, but his partner Frederick Eklund is a million dollar star. This awesome-twosome has been enjoying million dollar fortune since 2013. How rich is Derek Kaplan in terms of wealth? Today, we’ll reveal Derek Kaplan’s net worth, career, and personal life in detail, so let's jump right in.
How Much Is Derek Kaplan’s Net worth?
Derek Kaplan, the Forty-two-year-old artist, has a net worth of $1 million. His only source of income is selling paintings. Derek believes in charity-he has financially supported helpless African kids by fulfilling their school fees.
Derek’s real estate broker husband Fredrick's net worth is $3 million. Fredrik gained the attention in public after appearing on the American reality series, Million Dollar Listing New York. Eklund extended his wealth as a real estate broker, a gay adult film star, and an IT Entrepreneur. Fredrik Eklund is the founder of Eklund Stockholm New York.
The couple often spends money in traveling and vacationing. They usually go to Mykonos, Greek Islands to enjoy a vacation. Currently, Derek resides in Manhattan with husband Fredrik Eklund, where Fredrick owns a $3.5 million mansion in Roxbury, Connecticut- it includes a newly renovated kitchen, a screening room, a wet bar as well as four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Derek Kaplan’s Career Highlights
Derek started painting since his school days and discovered the passion for art. Slowly, he was inspired by the colors that surrounded him in Zimbabwe. Derek chose to focus on a career in finance and entrepreneurship, though he was encouraged to chase art by his teachers.
Great! My first plein air painting.. outside drying, and some little monster decides to pee on it! pic.twitter.com/tAxGv8x2
— Derek Kaplan (@derekkaplanart) September 14, 2012
Thereafter, he moved to London in order to pursue his career. Working in business over fourteen years, Derek decided to return to art and started selling art collectors as well. The best part is that Kaplan has had his first gallery opening in New York, where he continued selling every piece.
Derek Kaplan and Fredrik Eklund's Married Life
Derek Kaplan married Fredrik Eklund on 9th February 2013 held on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. It is true that Fredrik has had previous relationships but does not have any children. However, on 11th August 2017, Derek and Fredrik opened up they are expecting twins via surrogate during Thursday’s season finale of Million Dollar Listing New York.
Fredrik learned from Derek that they were going to be fathers during a trip to Paris. The real estate broker husband yelled after being told they were expecting twins through surrogacy. In contrast, Eklund took to Instagram on 10th August to share the news with a picture of him and Derek kissing in Paris.
“We’ve been blessed two times over; we’re 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’.
Kaplan showed Eklund and ultrasound with images of ‘Baby A’ and also a ‘Baby B’. Fredrik apparently broke into tears before revealing they were going to be parents.
“We’re finally going to be daddies. Finally’
Eklund revealed during a confessional as tears streamed down his face. The pair previously used a surrogate who miscarried twins in 2015 after another surrogate who lost a pregnancy in miscarriage.
Quick facts about Derek Kaplan
- Derek Kaplan, the artist was born in 1975 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
- Derek Kaplan has a five-year-old son, Kai from another relationship.
- He creates abstract paintings to capture his emotional responses to the sources of inspiration.
- Derek has been donating the profits from his art sales to poor kids to go to high school.
- He Kaplan is a generous person, interested in paying his success forward.