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Dawit Eklund Father: Who Is Jon Eklund? Age, Job, Ethnicity

Introducing Jon Eklund, Dawit Eklund’s father.

After being spotted with Malia Obama (allegedly dating), daughter of the former president, Dawit recently made headlines. Dawit’s multi-ethnic heritage piqued interest among onlookers, who were curious to find out more about his parents. Particular information on Dawit’s father Jon is covered in this article.

So, keep on scrolling down to learn more about Dawit Eklund’s father, Jon Eklund.

Meet Dawit Eklund Father, Jon Eklund

David “Dawit” Eklund is one of the four children born to his parents Jon Eklund and Yeshi Eklund. Jon and his wife gave birth to Dawit in 1990. He is currently 32 years old. Yeshi and Jon have been married for more than three decades.

Yeshi who was born in July 1956 turned 66 years old in 2022.

Talking about Dawit, he was recently spotted with former president Barack Obama’s daughter Malia Obama. They were spotted together in Los Angeles. Obama and the producer hugged in the pictures, with Eklund’s hand resting on Obama’s waist and her fingertips stroking the back of his neck. However, the two were not seen making out.

According to The Daily Mail, this is the possible couple’s third outing in public after they were photographed together on July 26 while getting lunch and again on August 2 while taking a leisurely stroll.

In addition, Dawit is the co-owner of Indie-Label 1432 R. The label specializes in Ethiopian Music. He is a registered democrat who has been dubbed “the most exciting dance music producer”. He launched the label in the summer of 2014 and has released nine records. Dawit’s discog is dominated by Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Dawit attended the International Community School of Addis Ababa and later studied International Development; Africa at George Washington University.

Jon Eklund Wife And Kids

Jon Eklund’s wife is Yeshi Eklund. Besides Dawit, they are also parents to two older sisters; Sara And Yodit Eklund.

Moreover, Sara was born in January 1989 and is currently 33 years old. In December 2019, she was featured in Vogue magazine for bringing the menstrual cup movement to Ethiopia. She founded Noble Cup. The noble cup is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, flexible, bell-shaped medical-grade silicone menstrual cup.

Sara discovered the menstrual cup as a 25-year-old grad school student living in New York, which was a revelation for her. At once cost-effective and environmentally friendly, the simple device had changed her life. She thought, “Imagine what it could do for countless women in Ethiopia?”. She said, “It was really the first time that I started to think outside of myself about how other women in Ethiopia were navigating this”.

Her other sister Yodit Eklund is 37 in March 1985. Yodit is also an entrepreneur. She founded the African Surf brand Bantu Wax. She hoped to tap into this burgeoning beach culture with her home-grown swimwear brand.

Likewise, Yodit founded the company in 2009, and the label went on to gain international attention – with a place on the shelves of Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, and J Crew, and in the pages of renowned fashion magazine Vogue.

But the African market remains the 30-year-old’s main focus, and the company has just opened new stores in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and surfing hotspot Cape Town in South Africa. A new branch in Morocco was planned for 2016.

While the brand’s team is based in Dakar, the products are made across Africa; hats are woven by hand in Burkina Faso and bandanas are silk screened by refugees in Kenya. “Our mission is to build a leading, authentic, and premium brand that uses surfing as a cultural bridge between Africa and the rest of the world,” told Yeshi. Bantu Wax has a constant rotation of collaborations with designers, artisans, and factories to produce the collection, but one thing remains the same: the products always have and always will be made in Africa.

What Is Jon Eklund Ethnicity?

Coming to his ethnicity, Jon Eklund is White-American.

Jon Eklund Job

Jon Eklund was heavily involved in helping the refugee crisis caused by the war in Sudan in the early 2000s, when hundreds of thousands fled to Ethiopia to escape the fighting. He is also a retired department officer who worked at several US embassies and was a member of the Peace Corps.

In Peace Corps, he was serving as associate Peace Corps Director/Administration.

Is Jon Eklund On Instagram?

No, Jon Eklund is not on Instagram but was featured on his wife’s IG.

Jon Eklund Age

As of July 2022, Jon Eklund is 72 years old. He was born in November 1949.

Related FAQs

  • Where Does Jon Eklund Reside Today?

Ever since Jon Eklund retired, he and Yeshi have settled in Abidjan, the capital of the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire. They also have a house in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Virginia.

  • How Tall Is Jon Eklund?

Jon stands tall above the height of 6 feet.

  • How Much Is Jon Eklund Net Worth?

Jon should have a net worth above $3 million.

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