Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on 26 June 1974, in Pequannock Township, New Jersey USA, of mixed Irish, German and English (mother) ancestry, and better known to fans and sports enthusiasts simply as Deker Jeter, is one of the world’s most famous and best-paid professional athletes, a baseball player and a five-time World Series champion.
So just how rich is Derek Jeter? Authoritative sources estimate that Derek has an impressive net worth of over $215 million, as of mid-2016, accumulated during a career in Major League Baseball(MLB) exclusively with the New York Yankees stretching over 20 years. Jeter is estimated to earn at least $30 million every day, including his profits from various advertising campaigns and endorsements. Jeter’s lifestyle is something to behold – the baseball legend owns a number of expensive and luxurious cars, including Mercedes and Porsche, and he lives in a personal mansion in Florida valued at $7 million.
Derek Jeter Net Worth $215 Million
Derek Jeter grew up in Kalmazoo, Michigan, attending Kalamazoo High School where he played basketball and ran, but was outstanding at baseball. As a child, Jeter had the strict upbringing – his mother Dorothy taught Derek never to use the word “can’t”, and encouraged him to set goals every year. Jeter spent his summers with his grandparents in New Jersey, and there they would go to see many a New York Yankees game together, which is when Derek became a passionate fan of the team, and watching now-retired MLB player Dave Winfield inspired him with a resolve to pursue a career in the sport. Jeter would thus go on to play baseball in high school, winning several honours for his outstanding performance – including an All-State honourable mention that set Jeter apart as one of the most successful and talented young athletes in Michigan. Kalamazoo Central High School, has since renamed his old haunt, the high school’s baseball field, in Jeter’s honour.
After high school, Derek Jeter went on to play in the minor baseball leagues. In four years Jeter advanced from single-A to triple-A ranked teams, and in 1995 played a few games for the Yankees as shortstop for his old flame. That very first day of the 1996 season, Jeter hit his first MLB home run – setting him up for an amazing year, in which Jeter ended up claiming both the Rookie of the Year award, and won the World Series of 1996 with the team. Eventually he would finish his career sixth on the all-time batters list, and became know as the most consistently performing player in the MLB.
His net worth was certainly rising consistently too – in 2001, Derek Jeter was approached with the offer for a ten-year contract valued at a staggering $189 million to stay with the Yankees. In the years to follow, Jeter would be selected as an All-Star thirteen times, and he is still the only player to have ever won both the All-Star Game MVP award and the World Series MVP award in one season.
Derek Jeter is hailed as the most important contributor to the New York Yankees’ late 1990s and early 2000s successes, and he is one of the sport’s leading figures overall, including five Gold Glove Awards and five Silver Slugger Awards. Jeter’s net worth has been built almost entirely upon his incredible career in Major League Baseball (MLB). He retired after his twentieth season in the MLB.
Derek has several business interests, including a publishing house, web site, and video production company.
He was inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in sports.
In a relationship with Hannah Davis since 2012.
Named the New York Yankees' 11th captain [May 2003]
Good friends with Alex Rodríguez.
Boyfriend of Minka Kelly .
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings to be $28 million for the year.
Good friends with Tiger Woods.
In game 4 of the 2000 World Series, he hit a home-run off of New York Mets' Bobby Jones' first pitch of the game.
Was voted "most likely to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees" in high school.
Surprisingly, he is the only Yankee to ever be named MVP in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was named MVP in the 2000 World Series.
His father is African-American. His mother is of Irish and German descent.
He was a huge Yankee fan even before he was drafted to the Yankees.
Born on the same day as catcher Jason Kendall.
Refers to manager Joe Torre as "Mr. Torre", and is also known to refer to older team mates as "Mr.".
Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1996 Rookie All-Star Team.
As of November 2, 2004 Derek has earned his First Gold Glove Award as the Shortstop of the NY Yankees. Jeter is the first Yankees shortstop to win this award.
Earned the nickname "Mr. November" in the 2001 World Series. Because of the September 11th attacks, the MLB schedule was pushed back. Game 4 of this World Series marked the first time in Major League history where the season continued into November. Jeter clinched the nickname by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Is Captain of the New York Yankees
As of the 2004 all star game his all star game batting average was .700
Made a face-first collison with the left-field seats catching a fly ball in the 12th inning against Boston. He returned to action the very next game (2004).
In 2001, he hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live (1975), joining an alumni of athletes that includes Fran Tarkenton, O.J. Simpson, Bill Russell, Alex Karras, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Nancy Kerrigan, George Foreman, Deion Sanders, Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Jeff Gordon.
1996 American League Rookie of the Year.
Member of 1996, 1998-2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2001 and 2003 American League Champion New York Yankees teams. Member of 2002 American League Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees team.
Finished in top 10 in voting for American League MVP from 1998-2001.
Named to 5 American League All Star teams (1998-2002).
Some sources claim he is named after former hockey player Derek Sanderson. Others say his middle name is a nod to his maternal grandfather, whose first name is Sanderson.
Family: mother, Dorothy Conner-Jeter, father, Charles Jeter and younger sister, Sharlee.
Attended Catholic school until he was in 8th grade.
Was an honor student in high school.
Fell into the stands making a catch during a game in 2002.
Derek's father, Charles Jeter, is a substance abuse counselor.
Attended the University of Michigan for one semester
He was the first baseball player ever to be named All-Star MVP and World Series MVP in the same year (2000).
Cut off a wild throw and made a shovel throw to home plate to preserve the 1-0 lead in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS.
Made his Major League debut on May 29th, 1995, as Yankees starting shortstop Tony Fernandez was injured. However did not play his first full season in the league until 1996.
In 2000, he signed a 10-year, $189 million contract, making him the second-highest-paid player in major league baseball (Alex Rodríguez $25.2 Million per year).
On 2 May 1996, on opening day of his rookie season, he hit a home run in his first at-bat in Clevelend, against Indians pitcher Dennis Martinez.
Chosen one of "People"'s 50 most beautiful people in 1999.
Was drafted by the New York Yankees while a senior in high school
Grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992.
Named 1992 High School Player-of-the-Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
His Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, was formed to support activities and programs designed to prevent teenage substance abuse.
Conversing with fans while in the on-deck circle
[on LeBron James] Most people in LeBron's position aren't as grounded as he is. He hasn't forgotten where he comes from and he's given back so much to Ohio and Akron, his hometown. He never takes a rest, on any play. His all-out effort is what stands out when you watch him. Whether his team is up 20 or down 20, LeBron is playing like it's Game 7 of the NBA finals.
For all of us up here, it's a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play. And every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for eighty-five years. There's a lot of tradition, a lot of history, and a lot of memories. Now the great thing about memories is you're able to pass it along from generation to generation. And although things are going to change next year, we're going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change - its pride, its tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world.And we are relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, add them to the new memories that come at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. So on behalf of the entire organization, we just want to take this moment to salute you, the greatest fans in the world.
You forget about it whether it was 15-2 or 3-2. It's still a loss. It doesn't matter what the score was if we win tomorrow
If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.