Derek Jeter Net Worth and salary: American baseball shortstop who plays for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter has a net worth of $189 million.
Jeter is a five times World Series champion and is also considered a central figure in the Yankees team during late 1990s because of his amazing hitting abilities, fielding, base running and leadership skills. Derek Jeter is also one of the most popular and highest paid sports person today in the world.
New York Yankees all time career leader with 3,363 hits in 2,645 games, Jeter has a total of 349 bases and 10, 786 at bats. This amazing baseball performer’s accolades includes several coveted titles like fourteen All-Star Selection, two Hank Aaron Awards, five Gold Glove Awards, a Roberto Clemente Award and five Silver Slugger awards. Derek is also the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and the leaders in MLB history with highest number of hits by a shortstop.
Having been grown up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, though being born in New Jersey, Jeter often went to see MLB games with Yankees being his favorite since his childhood. Jeter then went on to join minor leagues after his high school and he also spent around four years to make an advance from the single-A to triple-A teams. Jeter was drafted out of high school in 1992 and he made his debut to the major leagues in 1995 where he also won the Rookie of the Year award in 1995 while he went on to single handedly lead the team to win the 1996 World Series.
Derek Jeter is always known for his consistency in the game. Being the AL leader of all times in hits and runs, Jeter served as the captain for the New York Yankees since 2003 and has lead to several franchise successes. With a batting average of around .351 Jeter also have had many post season records which gave him the name of ‘Captain-Clutch’ and ‘Mr. November’.
Along side his on field qualities, Jeter has also been famous with his off-field skills which makes him one of the highest earning baseball player every as the most marketable player in USA grabbed endorsements from Nike, Gillette, Ford, Gatorade, Rawlings, Steiner Sports and more from which he earns around $9 million per year.
Jeter has always been above the fray and is widely respected by his opponents as well. Highly competitive, Jeter once said, “If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy!, I hate to lose.” This competitive baseball star is also believed to be inducted on the 1st ballot into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Alongside his professional baseball career, Jeter has also been an actor and has appeared on television in Seinfeld, made cameo appearances in The Other Guy, and Anger Management (Comedy Movies). He also was a host on Saturday Night Live show. Derek Jeter has been featured on several magazine covers and video games like MLB 2k5, 2k6, All- Star Baseball Series, etc.
Quick Facts about Derek Jeter
Full Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter
Profession: Professional Baseball Player
Height: 6 ft. 3 in (1.78m)
Weight: 175lbs (79.38kg)
Ethnicity: African, Irish American
Date of Birth: June 26, 1974
Place of Birth: Pequannock Township, New Jersey
Education: Kalamazoo Central High School
Marital Status: Single
Derek Jeter Salary: $12,000,000