Here’s How Derek Jeter Made His Way to the Top 25 Highest Paid Athletes of All-Time

Published 11/05/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Former New York Yankees great, Derek Jeter stands by his plaque during a pregame ceremony honoring Jeter and retiring his number 2 at Yankee Stadium on May 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)


When anyone thinks of players who represented the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter inevitably comes to mind. In a career spanning two decades, Jeter established himself as one of the most iconic players to play for the team with a long list of accolades to his name.

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While his achievements on the diamond speak volumes about his talents, he also achieved success off it. In fact, he ranks among the highest paid athletes in the world, with earnings crossing well over half a billion dollars!

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Derek Jeter ranks 25th among the highest paid athletes of all-time

Since making his MLB debut in 1995, Jeter rose to the top of the league with fine performances. Taking up the role of shortstop, the 47-year-old earned a staggering 14 MLB All-Star call-ups and won five World Series titles with the team. In addition, he also served as the Yankees’ captain from 2003 to 2014.

He amassed 1923 runs and recorded 1311 RBI with a batting average of 0.310 in his career. His success on the diamond earned him various endorsements, while the media made sure to track every movement of his.

When Jeter’s popularity shot through the roof, he earned a massive $10million through various routes off the field. While he earned massively through a variety of ways off the field, he made sure to make sound investments.

His most famous investment was made on another MLB team, which is none other than the Miami Marlins. He invested a large part of his wealth on the $1.2 billion purchase of the Marlins made by Bruce Sherman and currently serves as the CEO of the two-time World Series champions.

Jeter entered the Baseball Hall of Fame last year

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The 47-year-old won the Gold Glove Award and the Silver Slugger Award five times each. Although he won five World Series titles, he only one one World Series MVP in 2000. In his honor, the Yankees retired his #2 jersey and last year, he joined the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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There’s no doubt that Jeter is arguably one of the best players to step into the game. However, the way he carried himself off it and minted money with his stature speaks volumes about his talents off the field. Whether he can win a World Series title as the CEO of the Marlins, only time will tell.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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