As Derek Jeter’s major league baseball (MLB) career winds down, I thought it would be interesting to see what his net worth is and how much money he directly made by playing baseball?
What I mean by saying directly from baseball, is how much total money did Derek Jeter earn through salary while playing major league baseball.
What is Derek Jeter’s net worth and how much money did he make playing baseball?
Derek Jeter’s net worth is $185 million
In 2014, Derek Jeter has an estimated net worth of $185 million. A huge sum of money that Derek Jeter has been able to amass in two main ways, his annual MLB salary and through endorsement deals.
We will get to how much money Derek Jeter made from his salaries in MLB in a minute. In addition to his annual salaries in baseball, Derek Jeter has made a ton of money, many millions, through his endorsement deals.
If you are a Derek Jeter fan you will already know some of his corporate sponsors like Ford. Jeter has been a celebrity spokesperson for Ford for many years.
Derek Jeter has also had big endorsement deals from companies like Nike, Gatorade, Discover Card, Fleet Bank, VISA, and XM Satellite Radio. Jeter has also had endorsement deals with other companies like Avon, Steiner Sports, Rawlings, 24-hour Fitness, Movado, and the health-food developer and marketer Luvo.
Derek Jeter has also earned income by publishing a series of books for both adults and children with Simon & Schuster. Nobody but Derek Jeter, and maybe his accountant, know for sure just how much money Jeter has made from endorsement deals, but it has to be at least tens of millions of dollars, and possibly over $100 million.
Total amount of money Derek Jeter earned in salary playing major league baseball is $265 million
The total amount of money Derek Jeter made in salary from playing major league baseball is $265 million. Even though Derek Jeter is not retired, we know the total amount because we already know his salary for the 2014 season.
Here’s a list of the annual salaries Derek Jeter earned year-by-year over his MLB career with the New York Yankees.
Derek Jeter’s annual salaries playing MLB for New York Yankees
1996 – $130,000
1997 – $550,000
1998 – $750,000
1999 – $5 million
2000 – $10 million
2001 – $12.6 million
2002 – $14.6 million
2003 – $15.6 million
2004 – $18.6 million
2005 – $19.6 million
2006 – $20.6 million
2007-2009 – $21.6 million each season
2010 – $22.6 million (highest single season salary of Derek Jeter’s career)
2011 – $14.7 million
2012 – $16 million
2013 – $17 million
2014 – $12 million