Dirk Nowitzki Biography

( 1978 - )

Facts of Dirk Nowitzki

Date of Birth: 1978, July 19
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 7 Feet
Birth Sign:: cancer
Birth Name Dirk Werner Nowitzki
Famous Name Dirk Nowitzki
Father Jorg-Werner
Mother Helga Nowitzki
Nationality Garmany
Ethnicity white
Birth Place Wurzburg
Currently Working For NBA
Net Worth $ 170 million
Currently Married Yes
Married to Jessica Olsson (m. 2012)
Children Max Nowitzki, Malaika Nowitzki, Morris Nowitzki

Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at the position of power forward with the jersey number of 41. Prior to that, he has also played for the DJK Wurzburg since 1994 to 1998.

Nowitzki is one of the prominent figures in the basketball world. He had become NBA all-star for thirteen times, BBL Most valuable player, Mister Europa player of the year, and so on.

Early Life

Nowitzki was born on June 19, 1978, in Wurzburg, West Germany. He belongs to German nationality and white ethnicity. According to his birth date, his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Nowitzki was blessed to former basketball player Helga Nowitzki (Mother) and handball player Jorg-Werner (Father). He has a sister named Silke Nowitzki who is also a former basketball player on the team DJK Wurzburg. 

Dirk Nowitzki was raised by the athlete family. Firstly, he played handball and tennis in his hometown but he got tired of being called “freak” as he was very tall among his mates.


Later, Dirk Nowitzki entered the basketball games where he drew the attention of former German international basketball player Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki then joined DJK Wurzburg and played in the Second Bundesliga, South Division.

After playing 4 years at DJK, Nowitzki got selected with the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by Milwaukee Bucks. However, he was immediately transferred to the Mavericks Dallas and became the greatest power forwards of all time. He is still playing for the club and has won several titles in the NBA tournament along with NBA All-Star Jason Kidd, Deron Williams, Harrison Barnes, and Andrew Bogut.  

Besides NBA career, Nowitzki has played the international game for the Germany. He joined the team in 1997 and debuted in the international career in the euro Basketball in 1999. He has played with his country for seventeen years.

Throughout his career, Nowitzki has led his national team to victory several times. Some of the titles that he achieved during his international career are FIBA World Championship, 2 Euro Basket Championship, and so on.

Personal Life

Dirk Nowitzki, an NBA All-Star player has established amazing figure in the history of basketball. Moving into his personal life, he got married to his wife Jessica Olsson in 2012. His wife Olsson is a Swedish. The couple met each other at a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project in February 2010.

The couple dated for 2 years and tied the knot in the traditional African Wedding style. The couple has three children; two sons and daughter named Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki, and Morris Nowitzki. They are living a happy life together and there is no any sign of getting a divorce.

Going through his dating history, Nowitzki was found to have an affair with his ex-girlfriend, Cristal Taylor. When they were in the relationship, Cristal became pregnant with his child. Nevertheless, it is still a mystery that whether Cristal gave birth to her child or not.  

Net worth, Salary, and Facts

Dirk Nowitzki has an amazing personality in the basketball world. He stands at height of 7 feet and weighs 111 kg.

Nowitzki is a multi-millionaire player and he has been one of the players to be noticed in the current era. He earns a salary of $25.9 million and his net worth is estimated to be $170 million. He endorses several brands like Nike, ING-DiBa etc. He receives around $500,000 every year as per the contract.

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