Derek Jeter Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Derek Jeter

Biography / Wiki

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, this line has been very well proved by Derek Sanderson Jeter who is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive.

Moreover, he got huge popularity as the chief executive officer (CEO) and part-owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) since September 2017. In fact, Derek is also eminently known as one of the primary contributors to the Yankees’ success in the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting.

Besides this, his accolades include five Gold Glove Awards, 14 All-Star selections, two Hank Aaron Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Recently, Derek came into the limelight on January 21, 2020, when he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2020 in his first year of eligibility with only one vote shy of being only the second unanimous selection in the history of Hall of Fame.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 26 June 1974, this handsome personality has turned 49 years old. He seems enough tall with his height which is 191 centimeters and 6’1” in feet & inches. He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 89 kilograms and 196 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with body measurements of 44 inches chest, 34 inches waist, and 15.5 inches biceps approximately.

Net Worth

With this versatile personality, Derek has gathered a very handsome amount of money through his professional career in the sports industry. Moreover, through his hard work and determination, he has managed to establish himself as one of the most successful personalities. According to the sources, Jeter’s estimated net worth is $185 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, USA, Derek belongs to the white ethnicity. He is the loving and caring son of his mother Dorothy Jeter, an accountant, and his father Sanderson Charles Jeter, a substance abuse counselor. Moreover, he grew up with his sister named Sharlee Jeter who was a softball star when she was in high school.

Besides this, when Derek was four years old, his family moved from New Jersey to Kalamazoo, Michigan. As for his education, Jeter studied at Kalamazoo Central High School, where he played basketball, and baseball and ran cross country.

In fact, during this period, he had high batting averages. Furthermore, The University of Michigan offered a scholarship to him to play college baseball for the Michigan Wolverines.


Derek Jeter

Nick Name DJ, Mr. November, Captain Clutch
Birth Place Pequannock Township, New Jersey, USA
Date of birth 26 June 1974
Age 49 Years
Height In Feet & Inches: 6’3”

In Centimeters: 191 cm

Weight In Kilograms: 89 kg

In Pounds: 196 lbs

Eye color Green
Hair color Brown
Profession Former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive
Sexual orientation Straight
School Kalamazoo Central High School
College The University of Michigan
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Pequannock Township, New Jersey, USA
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Fathers name Sanderson Charles Jeter
Mothers name Dorothy Jeter


Derek Jeter with his family
Derek Jeter with his family

Brothers Not Known
Sisters Sharlee Jeter

Career / Fashion and Style

Moving towards his career, Derek went to play at Michigan University All-star camp after graduating from High School. Later, he decided to turn to professional baseball. After that, Jeter was selected by the Yankees in the 1992 draft. Moreover, he also won the honor of Minor League Player of the Year in 1994 with his score of batting .344 with 50 stolen bases.

Furthermore, Derek made his big-league debut in the year 1995 after the Yankees shortstop Tony Fernandez was put on a disabled list. In the following season, he batted .314 with ten home runs. In fact, the new talent of the Yankees helped the team win the World Series in the same year.

After that, he was selected for the All-Star Game in the year 1998. Other than this, Derek became the first baseball player in history to be named All-Stare Game and World Series Most Valuable Player in the year 2000. Besides this, Jeter also accumulated huge popularity for his inside-out swing and jumps throws that are quite acrobatic.

Thereafter, he was named the captain of the New York Yankees in the year 2003. However, he suffered his first major injury in the 2003 season. He separated his shoulder in a collision with another player. Later, he made his come back to the game with no permanent disabilities.

Apart from that, he passed baseball legend, Lou Gehrig, with a 2,722nd hit -the most in the history of the franchise in the year 2009. In the same year, he also achieved the fifth world championship ring. In addition to this, he injured his ankle and was limited to only 17 games in the 2013 season.

After that, Derek made an announcement that he would retire after the 2014 season after spending 20 seasons in the Major League and he finished his career with 3,465 hits and had. 310-lifetime batting average which gave him the sixth rank in long league history.

Additionally, Derek engaged in the bidding for ownership of the Miami Marlins in July 2017. Moreover, he and Bruce Sherman finalized a deal to purchase the Miami Marlins in August 2017.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Reflecting on his relationship status, Derek’s personal life has been a frequent topic in gossip columns and celebrity magazines since 1996. Moreover, he was in a romantic relationship with singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from 1997 to 1998.

In fact, Jeter has also dated former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, model Vida Guerra, television personality Vanessa Minnillo, singer Joy Enriquez, the actresses Jordana Brewster, Minka Kelly, and Jessica Biel. Later, in the year 2015, Derek got engaged with model Hannah Davis, who had been dating since 2012. This lovely couple got married in July 2016.

Furthermore, Hannah announced on February 13, 2017, that she was pregnant. Moreover, the duo was blessed with a daughter named Bella Raine Jeter in August 2017. After that, they welcomed their second daughter named Story Grey Jeter who was born in January 2019. As of now, this lovely couple is living a happy and blissful life with each other.

Girlfriend Mariah Carey,


Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Mariah
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Mariah

Lara Dutta,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Lara
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Lara

Vida Guerra,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Vida
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Vida

Vanessa Minnillo,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa

Joy Enriquez,

Derek Jeter & Joy Enriquez
Derek Jeter & Joy Enriquez

Jordana Brewster,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Jordana
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Jordana

Minka Kelly,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Minka
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Minka

Jessica Biel,

Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Jessica
Derek Jeter with his ex-girlfriend Jessica

Hannah Davis

Marital status Married
Wife Hannah Davis


Derek Jeter with his wife Hannah
Derek Jeter with his wife Hannah

Children Daughters: Bella Raine Jeter and Story Grey Jeter


Derek Jeter's daughters
Derek Jeter’s daughters

Favorite Things

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Favorite Destination Not Known

Derek Jeter

Some Interesting Facts About Derek Jeter

  • In the year 1996, he created the Turn 2 Foundation, a charitable organization that was established to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and to reward those who show high academic achievement.
  • He has also appeared in national ad campaigns for Fleet Bank, Ford, VISA, Nike, Gatorade, and XM Satellite Radio.
  • On September 8, 2021, Derek was formally enshrined in a ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.
  • This renowned personality, Jeter was also ranked as the most marketable player in baseball according to 2003, 2005, and 2010 Sports Business Surveys.
  • He donated furniture and household items to families forced to relocate by Hurricane Irma in the year 2018.
  • He received an honorary doctorate from Siena College honoring him for his foundation’s work in the year 2012.
  • In April 2021, Derek joined the board of Rockefeller Capital Management.
  • Jeter began to play little league baseball at the young age of five.
  • He has served as an ambassador for Weplay, a website designed to encourage children to get involved in sports since 2009.
  • Derek was the subject of a 2005 segment on the TV news magazine 60 Minutes.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @derekjeter_
  2. Twitter@OfficialJeter
  3. Facebook @DerekJeter
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