Well according to a list published by Fortune magazine, Jeter is the World's 11th best leader whilst Barack Obama fails to break the top 50.
Sure, Jeter has had a fine career and will go down in history as a true Yankee great when he finally retires at the end of this season. But is he really deserving of a place in this list ahead of the leader of the free world?
There are just a smattering of sporting figures in the poll with Jeter leading the way ahead of coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. George Kennedy, swim coach of Johns Hopkins University also makes the list.
Pope Francis tops the list, with Angela Merkel in second place and Alan Mulally of Ford rounding out the top three.
There were spots for Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Angelina Jolie and General Joe Dunford but Obama missed out on the list.
What do you think? Who would make your list? Let us know in the comments.