Derek Jeter net worth and salary: Derek Jeter is an American baseball player who has a net worth of $185 million dollars. Derek Jeter is one of the most popular and highest-paid athletes in recent sports history. Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, though he was born in New Jersey and often attended New York Yankee games with his grandparents during the summers. Jeter joined the minor leagues directly after high school and spent four years advancing from single-A to triple-A-level teams. He started as shortstop for the Yankees on Opening Day of 1996, hitting his first major-league home run on the same day. He went on to win both Rookie of the Year and the World Series that year. He also played on Series-winning Yankee teams in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.
Derek Jeter Annual Earnings
Every year, between salary and endorsements, Derek Jeter earns $30 – $35 million.
In 2001, Jeter signed a ten-year, $189 million contract to remain with the Yankees. In 2003, he was named the eleventh recognized captain in the team's history. He has been an All-Star 13 times and won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards five times each. He is the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP award and the World Series MVP award in the same season. He also holds the Yankee record for the most hits, beating Lou Gehrig's existing record back in 2009. Derek's success and clean cut image has attracted a number of very lucrative endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Gatorade, Discover Card, Fleet Bank, VISA, Ford, and XM Satellite Radio. He is considered one of the most marketable players in the history of baseball. Jeter has never married, though he has been linked to a number of very attractive and famous women like Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel, Jordana Brewster, and Minka Kelly. On February 11, 2014, Derek announced that he plans on retiring after the 2014 season. As of this writing, Jeter has earned just over $250 million in salary alone during his years in professional baseball. That is before taxes and expenses.