Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth $70 Million
Dirk Nowitzki is a renowned German athlete, who plays professional basketball for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He was born on 19th June, 1978 in Würzburg, West Germany. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the 9th pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, but was instantaneously traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is a power forward player, who has the shooting ability and athleticism to play either small forward or center positions. He is not only a valuable ‘asset’ to the Mavericks, but he is also considered to be one of the greatest power forwards in the history of NBA.
In 2007, Nowitzki was named NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year, becoming the 1st European player to receive the honor. He is also the 1st European player to score a total of 20,000 points in the NBA in a career. He has led his team, the Mavericks, to over 50 wins in eleven straight seasons. The 7 ft 0 in tall player is also a 11-times All-Star, 4-times All-NBA First Team, 5-times All-NBA Second Team, 3-times All-NBA Third Team, 6-times Euroscar Award Winner and a 5-times European Player of the Year.
Nowitzki’s current net worth is estimated to be $70 million, earning an annual salary of $20.5 and an additional $0.5 from off-field endorsement deals, and has Nike as his major endorser. The 36-year old player is listed as the 58th highest-paid athlete in the world. Nowitzki is married to Jessica Olsson, who is a sibling to twin Swedish footballers, Marcus Olsson and Martin Olsson. Nowitzki and Jessica began dating in 2010 and had their wedding on 20th July, 2012 in Dallas. The couple has a daughter who was born in July 2013. Nowitzki remains a German citizen, even though he has considered obtaining a U.S citizenship.