Not the sports world, mind you. The entire world. Derek Jeter, according to Fortune, is a greater leader than Gabby Giffords, and is only two spots behind the Dalai Lama.
Explain yourself, Fortune:
As he begins his 20th and final season in pinstripes, Jeter remains the type of role-model player that even a Red Sox fan must grudgingly respect. It's not the five World Series rings he's won or his team record for career hits. In a steroid-tainted, reality-TV era, Jeter, the son of two Army veterans, continues to stand out because of his old-school approach: Never offer excuses or give less than maximum effort.
Interesting take, Fortune. But you forgot to mention Jeter's most impressive accomplishment: the time he ollied off a hot bitch's tits.