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Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends

Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends
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Derek Jeter is a name that resonates with every American sports fan, including those who are not fans of the New York Yankees, the franchise for which he has played all his career. After 20 years in Major League Baseball, Jeter ended his career in 2014.

He has been 14 times All-Star Champion and 5 times World Series Champion. Jeter has also won the prestigious Silver Slugger Award five times and was named the most valuable player in the World Series in 2000. As an honorable reward for his selfless dedication to the team, Derek’s number 2 was retired in 2017. Since his retirement, Derek Jeter has remained active in the baseball field and has focused on the commercial side of the sport. He is the CEO of the Miami Marlins.

Derek Jeter Biography

Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends

Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on June 26 1974 in Pequannock Township New Jersey. He was born into a family passionate about baseball. Whether he was with his parents or grandparents Derek was taken to the games.

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At school, Jeter’s athleticism became immediately apparent. He became a runner and also played on his high school baseball and basketball team. However all the baseball exposure he got from homemade him lean more towards baseball. One of his childhood idols was Yankees player Dave Winfield.

Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends
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Following an incredible high school baseball career Jeter was offered a scholarship to play college football with the University of Michigan. However, after much deliberation, he gave up his scholarship and turned pro after the New York Yankees recruited him for an $800000 contract in 1992. After three years in the minor league, Jeter made his MLB debut in 1995. Jeter quickly made his mark on the team as he was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 and also won his first World Series trophy. The rest as they say is baseball history.

Derek’s Parents

Derek Jeter would probably not be the kind of great player he has become if it weren’t for the quality of his education thanks to his parents Dorothy and Sanderson Charles Jeter. Her mother’s maiden name is Dorothy Connors. She is of English German and Irish origin. On the other hand, Derek’s father a Ph.D. graduate and addiction counselor is an African American which explains Jeter’s unique skin color. Dorothy worked as an accountant and met Derek’s father while they were both serving in the U.S. military in Germany.

Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends

Jeter’s incredible success as an athlete is more due to the fact that athletics is in his genes than to his hard work. His father played baseball at Fisk University in Tennessee as a shortstop. Derek’s parents went the extra mile and instilled a lot of discipline in him as a child by having him sign an annual contract that included behaviors that he should and should not maintain. He was forced to take “nothing is impossible” as a mantra. Young Jeter was never allowed to use the word “can’t” and it was obviously very rewarding.

Derek Jeter Net Worth

Derek Jeter made a lot of money as a sportsman. His total career earnings (salary only) were $250 million. Many times during his working life he appeared on the Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes in the world with annual earnings in 8 digits.

Jeter’s consistency in his game has made him one of the most marketable players of his generation. Some of the major brands that have claimed his ink include Ford Gatorade VISA Fleet Bank Nike Discovery Card and more. According to credible calculations, Derek Jeter made more money with endorsement contracts than with his career salary.

Derek Jeter Biography – Who Is His Wife, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriends

Although Derek is now retired his keen business acumen has kept his wealth afloat. The same year he retired he launched a sports website ThePlayersTribune.com which aimed to bring professional athletes closer to their fans. Jeter owns a publishing house Jeter Publishing a brand of CBS subsidiary Simon & Schuster whose long-term objective is to produce films and television programs. Derek’s biggest livelihood after his career is his 4% stake in the Miami Marlins. Although he is only a minority owner Jeter is responsible for the day-to-day management of the franchise as CEO.

Much of Jeter’s wealth is related to real estate as he has several houses scattered throughout the country. Derek Jeter’s net worth is estimated at $185 million.

Who Is His Wife?

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Derek Jeter is married to the American model Hannah Davis. They got engaged at the beginning of November 2015 and were married on July 9 2016 in Napa Valley. On August 17 2017 they welcomed their first child a girl they named Bella Raine Jeter.

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Jeter’s wife Hannah Davis born May 5, 1990, in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands is best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Other brands she has represented include Ralph Lauren Victoria’s Secret Tommy Hilfiger American Eagle Outfitters and more. She has been playing tennis since she was 8 years old. On TV you can see her Runway animation project: Junior on Lifetime. The 6-foot tall brown-haired model is signed at IMG Models Worldwide.

Derek Jeter Girlfriends

Derek Jeter Ex Girlfriend Minka Kelly
Derek Jeter with Ex Minka Kelly

Immediately after Jeter became a celebrity in 1996 with his Rookie of the Year award he began to become familiar with Hollywood and began dating its women making him tabloid fodder. His relationship with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey which lasted about a year from 1997 to 1998 attracted considerable media attention.

He then went out with popular women like model Vida Guerra former Miss Universe Lara Dutta television personality Vanessa Minnillo singer Joy Enriquez as well as actresses like Jordana Brewster Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly.

Quick Facts About Derek Jeter

Date of Birth:26 June 1974
Age:47 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:6 Feet 2 Inch
NameDerek Jeter
Birth NameDerek Sanderson Jeter aka
ProfessionBaseball player
Net Worth$ 185 Million Dollars
Salary30-35 million US Dollars
Weight in KG89kg
Online PresenceFacebook, wiki