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Derek Jeter Admits His Wife Hannah Jeter Played a Big Hand in Misty Copeland Joining His Exciting Brand

Published 12/09/2022, 10:00 AM EST

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Derek Jeter established a grand reputation as a luminary in the sport of baseball. As talented as Jeter himself was, he has also always recognized and acknowledged other highly skilled personalities. The former Yankee has collaborated with numerous brands and other legendary athletes over the years for endorsements and talent promotion.

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Recently, Jeter has collaborated with world-renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland to promote his brand. Not many people know, but Jeter’s wife, Hannah, played an instrumental role in bringing Copeland on board.


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Notably, Jeter has brought Copeland into the circle, to promote his brand, Greatness Wins. Copeland will be the iconic representation of a women’s line of the brand. When talking about the athletic wear brand Greatness Wins, Copeland will promote the women’s section.

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Notably, Derek Jeter launched his fitness wear brand, Greatness Wins with NHL legend, Wayne Gretzky, this year. Jeter has also credited Misty Copeland as a co-founder of the brand. Recently, Jeter visited the Today show along with Copeland. During the interview, Jeter explained how he came to associate with Copeland with the project.

Speaking at the show, Jeter said, “So we are focused on performance first, quality, consistency, sustainability. And we are sitting down having a conversation about women’s line. And one thing I am very good at knowing is what I don’t know.” 


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Jeter added, saying, And now I have three young ones. So maybe ten-fifteen years from now, I may have a little more experience. So who do we want to bring on as a partner? And I was sitting down to have a conversation with my wife, and Misty’s name was the first that came up.”

Jeter and his endorsement associations 

The $200 million worth Jeter has signed various lucrative endorsement deals with leading international brands throughout his life. Some of his notable alliances include Nike, Gatorade, Visa, Ford, etc. He owns a brand of cologne, named Driven. Additionally, Jeter also runs a charitable trust, named Turn 2 Foundation, and a media house named The Players’ Tribune. 


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Given Jeter’s new brand is still making its way into the market, do you think it will be another successful venture for the Yankees legend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Written by:

Madhurjya Bhuyan


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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.
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