Dirk Nowitzki was a former professional basketball player from Germany. Dirk was born on June 9 in 1978, in Wurzberg, West Germany, and is 42 years old. He was tall enough to easily be noticed in the crowd, with a height of 7 feet (2.13m), and weighed around 111kg (245lb). His birth name was Dirk Werner Nowitzki. He had not a nickname but was called by his last name Nowitzki and also had a number 41 on his jersey to be recognized with. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, United States. Dirk belongs to the Christian religion. He has a net worth of $140 million. He is German by nationality and currently a citizen of Germany. But, in the process of becoming a United States citizen.
As of 2021, Dirk Nowitzki’s net worth is estimated at $140 million.
Dirk Nowitzki early life
He was born in Wurzburg, West Germany, on June 9, 1978, to his mother, Helga Nowitzki, and his father, Jorg Werner. He was first interested in playing handball and tennis, but he eventually turned towards playing basketball due to the comments on his height. His talent was spotted by the former German international basketball player Holger Geschwindner, and he trained Dirk two or three times a week.
Dirk Nowitzki national team career
Nowitzki started his national team career in 1997 by playing for the German national basketball team. He played the team in EuroBasket 1999, 2001, 2005.
Dirk Nowitzki player profile
Dirk is a versatile basketball player as he is a frontcourt player who generally plays the forward position, but he has also played center and small forward in his career.
He is an extraordinary shooter for his size; he has made 88% of his throws, around 50% of his field-goal attempts, and nearly 40% of his three-pointers. He was able to these all things because of his hard training.
Dirk Nowitzki NBA career
Dirk started his NBA Career with DJK Wurzburg in 1994 and played for the team till 1998. After that, he joined Dallas Mavericks in 1998 and led the Mavericks to 15 NBA playoff appearances with 41 numbers on his jersey. In 2006, he was able to see his first final appearance. He won the NBA championship in 2011 only one time, his whole carer.
Dirk Nowitzki wife
He married Jessica Olsson on 20 July 2012. Jessica is the sister of the twin Swedish footballers Martin Olsson and Marcus Olsson.
Dirk Nowitzki kids
Dirk with his wife had three kids, one daughter born in July 2013 and two sons born in March 2015 and November 2016.
Dirk Nowitzki parents
He was born in an athletic family, as his mother, Helga Nowitzki, a professional basketball player. His father, Jorg Werner, was a handball player who represented Germany at the international level.
Dirk Nowitzki siblings
Dirk has an older sister, Silke Nowitzki, a local champion in track and field, became a basketball player, and currently works for the NBA on International TV.
Dirk Nowitzki salary
Dirk has a net worth of USD 140 million and earns a salary of USD 22.7 million.