Derek Jeter is a well-known baseball executive and businessman from America who is the part-owner and chief executive officer of MLB’s (Major League Baseball) Miami Marlins. He is a former professional baseball shortstop and has played for twenty years with the New York Yankees. He is a former five-time winner of the World Series. Jeter has won many accolades and was one of the most successful players of his time. Now let’s have a close look at Derek Jeter’s net worth in 2018.
Derek Jeter Early Life
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey on June 26, 1974, to his parents Sanderson Charles Jeter and Dorothy Jeter. He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He went to Kalamazoo Central High School and later attended the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. He used to play baseball when he was in school and went on to win several accolades. During his college, he used to play for the Michigan Wolverines.
In July 2016, Derek Jeter got married to Hannah Davis. In August 2017, the couple welcomed their daughter Bella Raine Jeter. He has also dated many women like Mariah Carey, Lara Dutta, Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Jordana Brewster, Joy Enriquez, and Vanessa Minnillo.
He is the founder of the charitable organization called ‘Turn 2 Foundation’. Jeter is also the ambassador of the website Weplay.
Derek Jeter Career, Awards & Achievement
At the 1992 MLB Draft, Derek Jeter was selected by the New York Yankees. He then played in the minor leagues for the Yankees from 1992 to 1995. He struggled during his rookie season and later went on to play for Tampa Yankees.
He made his MLB debut in May 1995 and was given the uniform number #2. In 1996, he was rated as baseball’s 6th best prospect and went on to have a successful rookie season. In 1999, his batting average was .349, while he was able to score 134 runs.
In 2001, he signed a contract with the Yankees for another ten years. In June 2008, he hit the 400th double of his career. His 3000th career hit came in July 2011. In the 2012 season, he hit 216 runs. His final season as a professional MLB player was in 2014.
Jeter has also started an imprint known as Jeter Publishing in 2013. He is the brand development officer of the frozen food company called Luvo Inc. In 2014, he bought the football team Buffalo Bills. He has also made investments in Whistle Sports Network which is a video network company.
Awards & Achievements
In 2009, Derek Jeter won the Roberto Clemente Award. He is a five-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award. He is also a two-time winner of the AL Hank Aaron Award. He has won the Golden Glove Award five times in his career. In 2015, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Jeter has won several other awards including GIBBY Awards, Players Choice Award, ESPY Awards, Babe Ruth Award, and Joan Payson Award.
Net Worth of Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter has an estimated net worth of more than $200 million. He made this fortune by having a successful career as a professional MLB player. In 1999, he received an arbitrary salary of $5 million. His contract with the Yankees in 1999 was for $118.5 million. In his final season, the contract sum was worth $12 million. He also has been active in business and is the CEO of Miami Marlins. Jeter also serves as the part owner of the team.
Derek Jeter is considered one of the most popular baseball shortstops in the world. He has got many fans across the world and has won several honors. He has endorsed several brands like Nike, BISA, Gatorade, XM Satellite, Gillette, Discover Card, Fleet Bank, Skippy, and Ford. Jeter has also appeared in many television shows and video games.