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 hails from Germany and started his basketball career playing for German basketball team of DJK Würzburg basketball club. Read on to know how much is the net worth of Dirk Nowitzi in 2018.
Dirk Nowitzki 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.
Dirk Nowitzki Career, Awards & Achievement
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 scholarship offers to play for a college team in the United States.
Nowitzki preferred for the NBA draft and he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the ninth overall selection. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he hs 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. Norwizki 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 Norwitzki 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 final 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 of Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzk net worth is estimated to be more than $250 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 sportsperson. He achieved this through sheer hard work and dedication. He is also nick-named as the German Sensation, Wunderkid 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.