Derek Jeter Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Dec, 2018
Facts of Derek Jeter
Date of Birth: 1974 , June-26
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Derek Jeter
Birth Name Derek Sanderson Jeter aka
Father Charles
Mother Dorothy
Nationality American
Profession Baseball player
Net Worth $ 185 million Dollars
Salary 30-35 million US Dollars
Weight in KG 89kg
Online Presence Facebook,wiki
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Born and raised in Pequannock, New Jersey, Derek Jeter is one of the former accomplished American baseball shortstops. Widely known for his stellar Major League Baseball career as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, the player first gained huge fame following his settler performance helped Yankees to win the  World Series against the Braves during 1996. Along with the team, he also won four more Yankees World Series wins in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009. Jeter is considered as the all-time Yankees hit leader who retired in 2014 ranking sixth in MLB history with 4,465 hits. 

Early Life And Education Of Derek Jeter

Born on 1974 June 26, Derek Jeter us a five-time World Series Champion. He is regarded as the central figure in the Yankees for their success in the decade 1990s and 2000s. Dexter Jeter has been the all-time career leader in Yankees having played 2645 matches hitting 3363 with stolen bases 349 and at bats 10,786.

Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop and ranked 28th to reach the 3000 hits in the baseball arena. Through his performance, he has grabbed the fourteen All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards and a Roberto Clemente Award. Dexter Jester is one of the successful names in global baseball.

Talking about his early life, Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey from his parents Charles and Dorothy who used to work as an alcohol and drug-based counselor and an accountant respectively. He has a sister sibling named Sharlee. After his parents moved to Kalamazoo, he and his sister spent their summer with their grandparents.

Jeter attended the games of New York Yankees with his grandparents; he became the huge fan of the team. Since then, he had a dream to be a player at Yankees and be a baseball player. He has attended Kalamazoo Central High School. He used to play baseball and basketball since his school days with the outstanding performance and skills.

Derek Jeter's Professional Career 

Derek Jeter is considered to be one of the consistent baseball players of all times. He mostly has played more than 148 games in a season leaving three seasons in his career due to his injury in 2003, 2011 and 2013. He is known for his unique style of hitting the ball called as “Jeterian Swing”, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. There are a lot of baseball fans who adore him. Dexter Jeter is an active user of social media. He had announced about his retirement to be soon through social media. 

On Juen 3, 2003, Jeter became the captain of the Yankees. With the team, the player hit his 400th career double on June 27, 2008.  For the season 2014, he signed one year contract with the team for  $12 million. 

Jeter has been awarded several awards since his early age. With his talents, he drew the attention of the University of Michigan offering Derek the baseball scholarship to attend and play college baseball for the Michigan Wolverine baseball team. Derek is in the team of New York Yankees since 1995 till present. This year he is going to retire from the baseball career.

Derek Jeter's Net Worth And Salary 

Derek Jeter was ranked as the most remarkable and marketable player in baseball in 2003, 2005 and 2010 Sports Business Surveys. He was the second-highest paid endorser in baseball in the year 2006. His estimated net worth is around $185 million Dollars. Every year, his salary and endorsements make him earn around 30-35 million US Dollars.

Here is the list of his earnings 

Year Source Income 
2001 Contract With Yankees  $189 million 
2004 New York Yankees  $18.6 million 
2005  New York Yankees  $19.6 million 
2006 New York Yankees  $20.6 million 
2010 New York Yankees  $22.6 million 
2010 Contract with New York Yankees  $51 million 
2013
Sponsorships while he was with the Yankees
$100 million 
2014 New York Yankees $12 million 
2014 Endorsement  $9 million 

 

In the year 2014, he also bought the apartment for $20 million in Manhattan's Trump World Tower. 

He had appeared in the national as campaigns for Nike, Gatorade, Fleet Bank, VISA, Discover Card, Florsheim, Gillette, Skippy, and XM Satellite Radio. He has also appeared on television as a host and also in cameo appearances. He also had appeared in a Broadway play called Bronx Bombers.

Derek Jeter's Personal Life And Relationship

Derek Jeter is a married man tied the knots with his girlfriend Hannah Jeter on July 9, 2016. The couple announced that the two were expecting their first child on February 13, 2017. The two became the parents for the first time after they welcomed their first child a daughter, Bella Raine Jeter, on August 17, 2017.  

Standing the height of 190cm with the body weight of 89 kg, he is a handsome man with good physique and popularity. Derek has reached the age of 40 but he still has not exchanged his marital vows. However, he has been the on and off topic in gossip columns and celebrity magazines since 1996 for his performance and romantic relation with his girlfriends.

There have been a lot of girls he had dates. The name includes the pop dive Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998, Miss Universe Lara Dutta, singer Joy Enriquez, television personality Vanessa Minnillo, actresses Jordana Brewster, Jessica Biel, and Minka Kelly. There has been a series of names who he previously dated. Besides making a story with his affairs and dating, he also is an active socialist.

Jeter has also created the Turn 2 Foundation which is a charity organization helping children and teenagers to avoid drug and alcohol addiction. He is an ambassador for a website designed to encourage children towards sports called Weplay.

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