Derek Kaplan was born in 1975 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and is a painter, who rose to prominence in 2013, when he had his first exhibition in Sweden, in which all of his works were sold the same night; most of them were bought by members of the Swedish royal family.
Have you ever wondered how rich Derek Kaplan is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kaplan`s net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount acquired through his career as a painter.
Derek Kaplan Net Worth $1 Million
Derek was raised in South Africa, and as he was growing up, he fell in love with the colors that surrounded him, and decided to start putting those colors on paper. Little by little, his works became better, and teachers from the high school that he attended critically appraised and approved his works, and tried to direct him to further pursue his talents. However, after finishing high school, Derek moved to London to study finance, and later pursue a career in that particular field.
That lasted for around 15 years, when he again became focused on painting; now older and much more experienced and with important connections, it was only a matter of time before Derek would break out into the art scene. Not uncommonly, he began painting as a part-time hobby, but soon began selling his paintings to friends and family, and little by little more people would hear about him, making them his newest clients. With the growing interest in his business, his net worth began slowly to rise. In 2013, Derek made his break, having his first exhibition which was held at Couture Galleri Contemporary Art Space in Sweden, which was a complete success, as all of his paintings were sold, largely increasing his net worth.
Derek continued very successfully by exhibiting his work in New York, in a gallery in Chelsea Art District, again selling all of his work quickly, which raised both his profile and his net worth.
Furthermore, his next exhibition was at a gallery on Bleecker Street in Manhattan’s West Village, in which he also sold all of his work, adding a further considerable amount to his net worth.
Derek’s artistic style is abstract painting, as it permits him freedom to create pieces as and when he has the inspiration. His aim is to produce art based on the colours and visions of his youth which show as they come to life, while obviously pleasing to the eye. Through his style, Derek is said to share his inner self, but spreading his discovery of his unique world. He continues to create his life story throughy painting.
Regarding his personal life, Derek is openly gay; he is married to Frederik Eklund, a pornographic actor and real estate broker. They currently reside in New York City.
|Full Name||Derek Kaplan|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
|Date Of Birth||1975|
|Place Of Birth||Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Education||Saint Mary's College (Indiana)|
|Spouse||Fredrik Eklund (m. 2013)|