Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Celebrated Name: Dirk Nowitzki
Real Name/Full Name: Dirk Werner Nowitzki
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: 19 June 1978
Birth Place: Würzburg, Germany
Nationality: German
Height: 2.13 m
Weight: 111 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jessica Olsson (m. 2012)
Children: Yes (Morris Nowitzki, Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki)
Profession: Professional basketball player
Net Worth in 2024: $150 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most popular and richest professional basketball players of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been playing for Dallas Mavericks for almost two decades. He hailed from Germany and started his basketball career playing for the German basketball team of DJK Würzburg basketball club.

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Early Life

Dirk was born on born on June 19, 1978, in Würzburg, Germany. His full name is Dirk Werner Nowitzki. His family had an athletic background. His father, Jörg-Werner, was an international handball player while his mother Helga Nowitzki was a professional basketball player. His elder sister Silke Nowitzki was a track and field athlete and a basketball player.

Nowitzki was tall from his childhood. He started playing basketball and joined the DJK Würzburg club. He was spotted by the German basketball coach Holger Geschwindner, who coached and mentored him. Geschwindner trained him with DJK Würzburg players and future German internationals. In 1994, at the age of 16, Nowitzki played for the DJK team. He played for the team till 1998.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 June 1978, Dirk Nowitzki is 45 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024. His height is 2.13 m tall, and his weight is 111 kg.


In 1998, he was spotted by NBA in an exhibition game in San Antonio, Texas. In the under-19 championship, he scored 33 points to lead a team of international players over a collection of American high school stars. He got several scholarships offers to play for a college team in the United States.

Nowitzki preferred for the NBA draft, and the Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the ninth overall selection. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he has continued ever since.

Nowitzki struggled during his rookie season, but in the second season, he doubled his scoring average. In the fourth season, he was chosen for the All-Star Game. He became permanent All-Star due to his sizzling performance.

Towering at 7 feet, his fade-away jump shots became very scoring and popular over the years. Nowitzki became one of the biggest stars in basketball. This also brought the Dallas Mavericks a great success.

In 2001, because of him, the Dallas Maverick won 53 games out of which there were 11 consecutive wins. In 2005–06, he helped Dallas Mavericks reach the NBA finals.

In 2006–07, he earned the 2007 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. He scored an average of 24.6 points per game. In 2010–11, Nowitzki helped Dallas Mavericks reach the NBA finals rematch against the Heat. He averaged 26 points per game.

This led the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA title. He also earned the finals Most Valuable Player award. Since then, when Mavericks won their first championship, he has continued to play in the team and perform brilliantly.

In 2014 Nowitzki became the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history when he scored his 26,947th career NBA point. In 2017 Nowitzki had scored more than 30,000 career points and became the seventh player in NBA league history to do so.

Awards & Achievement

Nowitzki has a string of achievements that make him a super-star of basketball. He led the Dallas Mavericks to 15 NBA Playoffs, which includes Dallas Mavericks’ first appearance in the Finals in 2006 and championship in 2011.

Net Worth & Salary of Dirk Nowitzki in 2024

Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth 2019As of May 2024, Dirk Nowitzki’s net worth is estimated to be more than $150 million. He earns an annual income of $25 million. His income may appreciate every year at 248% due to his huge popularity as the top basketball player.

He owns several properties in Dallas, including a luxury mansion bought in 2012, which has an estimated value of $8 million. Being a German who are fascinated by cars and engineering, he also owns a fleet of top premium cars like Bugatti Veyron, Rolls Royce, Audi, Mini Cooper, BMW, and Alfa Romeo.

Dirk Nowitzki is a phenomenon and one of the richest sportspersons. He achieved this through sheer hard work and dedication. He is also nick-named as the German Sensation, Wunderkind, and The Dunking Deutschman. He is happily married to Jessica Olsson, tying the knot in 2012; and is blessed with a daughter and a son. Nowitzki is contemplating to acquire US citizenship.



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