Despite His Legendary Exploits, Derek Jeter Couldn’t Topple Billionaire Jeff Bezos in This Elite 2014 List

Published 11/20/2022, 12:20 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 06: CEO Derek Jeter of the Miami Marlins looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at loanDepot park on July 06, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Baseball legend Derek Jeter had achieved a lot in the 20 years that he played in the MLB for the New York Yankees. He won five World Championships and eventually made his way into the Hall of Fame.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But long before he became a Hall of Famer, he was a leader that had risen in baseball at a time when everything was tainted due to allegations of widespread usage of banned drugs. Somehow, when all that was happening, Jeter focused on giving his best in the ballpark. It helped him become a legend and also a leader on the field. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In what list did Derek Jeter got left behind?

Just before he played his last season for the New York Yankees, the Fortune’s list of the top leaders of the World was revealed. And naturally, Jeter was on the list. 

But the 2014 list of the top leaders had ten people ahead of the baseball legend Derek Jeter. He was only behind the likes of Pope Francis, former President Bill Clinton, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

No matter the accolades he achieved over 20 years of his career, he could not get ahead of the founder of Amazon, Billionaire Jeff Bezos. There is no doubt that the former shortstop Derek Jeter is an incredible leader, but he needed some more work done to get ahead of the business tycoon. 

What are some of the achievements of Jeter in MLB?

Starting with the biggest of them all, he got inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The jersey number he wore throughout his career, the number 2, was retired as a tribute to his legendary career, after he retired from the big leagues. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch this story: From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter: New York Yankees legends who’s jersey number has been retired

He is the Yankees’ all-time leader in career hits and many more. His accolades include being an all-star player 14 times and the winning the World Series five times. Moreover, he has also won five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. He has seen the dream of being a Yankee for life. He worked hard enough for it and did not stop even after achieving it. 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rakshita Madan

563 articles

Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK