Who is Derek Jeter and what is his net worth? Derek Jeter is a former baseball shortstop and is also the part owner of Miami Marlins. He has played for 20 seasons in the MLB (Major League Baseball) for the New York Yankees. HE holds the World Series Champion five times and has won many awards in his career. He was drafted when he was in high school and at the age of 21, he made his major league debut. Jeter also holds many records and was the central figure behind the success of the Yankees. From 2003 to 2014, he has served as the captain of the Yankees.
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He was born to parents Dorothy and Sanderson Charles Jeter. His mother was an accountant and his father was an abuse counsellor. His father was a Ph.D. and used to play baseball at the Fisk University. When he was a child, he was made to sign contracts by his parents every year about forms of behaviour.
His younger sister Sharlee was also a softball star when she was in high school. His family moved to Kalamazoo in Michigan. He used to spend his summers in New Jersey with his grandparent. Jeter went to Kalamazoo Central High School and used to play baseball in his school. He had a successful career as a junior in his school and got many awards. He was offered a baseball scholarship by the University of Michigan and was asked to play for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team.
Derek Jeter was in a relationship with Mariah Carey in 1997-98. He also had a relationship with Vida Guerra. He has dated Lara Dutta, Joy Enriquez, Vanessa Minnillo, Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly, and Hannah Davis. In July 2016, he was married to Hannah Davis. They have a daughter named Bella Raine Jeter born in August 2017.
Derek Jeter was drafted in the 1992 MLB draft by the New York Yankees for $800,000. He played four times in the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. He struggled in the first season and used to focus on fielding in the off season. He was promoted to the Greensboro Hornets.
In 1993, he hit .295 with five home runs, 18 stolen bases, and 71 RBI. He later played for Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced FSL. Derek Jeter made his MLB debut in 1995. In 1996, he had a successful rookie season as he hit for a .314 batting average, 104 runs scored, with 10 home runs, and 78 RBI. In 1997, he hit .291, with 10 home runs, 116 runs, 190 hits, and 70 RBI. In 1999, Jeter led the Yankees to win the World Series Championship.
In 2001, he hit .311 with 74 RBI, 21 home runs, 27 stolen bases, and 110 runs scored. He became the captain of the New York Yankees in 2003. In 2009, he hit two career milestones and after a year he became a free agent. In 2014, he re-signed with the Yankees and it became his final season of his career.
Derek Jeter has won several titles and awards in his career. He was named as the AL All-Star title 14 times. In 2009, he was named as the ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year’. In 2007, he won the ESPY for the best male player. He has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2015.
Derek Jeter Net Worth
Derek Jeter has had a wonderful career as a baseball player. By doing so, he has made a good wealth for himself. Derek Jeter’s net worth is an estimated $200 million. In 1999, his arbitration salary was $5 million. In the same year, his contract for seven years with the Yankees was $118.5 million.
In 2001, this was further raised to $189 million. In the fourth year, his contract was worth $51 million. His final year contract was worth $12 million. He is also the owner of Jeter publishing. He has a 20% stake in the Miami Merlins and is also the brand development officer of Luvo Inc. Jeter also has investments in Whistle Sports Network. He has also endorsed various brands.
Derek Jeter owns homes in New Jersey, New York, and Tampa. He was previously owner of an apartment in Trump World Tower.