Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth 2022: How Rich is NBA Star Dirk Nowitzki

How Rich is Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth 2022: With an estimated private fortune of 200 million euros, the German Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best and richest basketball players. He was also one of those stars who gave up a lot of NBA salary for several years in favor of his Dallas Mavericks.

Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth 2022

Estimated Value200 Million Euros
Total Earning In the NBA251.65 Million Dollars
Dirk Nowitzki’s NBA Salaries 1998-2019$251,646,362
Last salary at the Mavs 2018-19$5,000,000
BirthdateJune 19, 1978 (43 years old)
Born inWuerzburg / Germany
NationalityGermany
Marital statusMarried to Jessica Olsson
JobBasketball pro, advertising star
Full nameDirk Werner Nowitzki
NicknameDircules
Height2.13 m
Weight111kg

Dirk Nowitzki Money

If he still earned 25 million dollars in the 2016/2017 season, in his last two seasons (2017/18 and 2018/19) he again gave up a lot of money in favor of the club (like in 2014/15) and then earned ” only” $5 million. He was the lowest-paid player on the starting lineup. Nowitzki also set an NBA record with 21 career seasons with the Mavs. Dirk Nowitzki ended his incredible career at the age of 40.

He is also very good friends with team owner Mark Cuban. Apart from that, Dirk can look forward to regular income from endorsements, which according to Forbes amounts to around one million dollars annually.

His greatest idol and role model, Michael Jordan, ennobled the German basketball star in 2013 by claiming that only four players in the current NBA had a chance to be on an equal footing with Jordan in his era: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Dirk Nowitzki.

Dirk Nowitzki’s Career and Net Worth

Nowitzki, who was born in Würzburg on June 19, 1978, was predestined for a sports career. His father played handball professionally in the second division. As a result, young Dirk was soon able to get enthusiastic about handball and was trained by his father, among others.

It wasn’t until he was thirteen, having learned about basketball at school, that he decided to join the school team. There he was discovered by Holger Geschwinder, a former national team player for the German basketball team. It was also quicker who advised him to concentrate entirely on basketball and to give up other sports such as handball. So he joined the DJK Würzburg – a regional sports club – and soon became a game designer.

Although Nowitzki would only play in the second Bundesliga in the years that followed, the basketball world took notice of him and his immense talent was quickly recognized. The year 1998 was to be the decisive year in his career, in which he was finally discovered. During the Nike Hoop Summit, an event dedicated to nurturing young talent, he excelled on an amateur team against US pros and was eventually accepted into the NBA.


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In the 1998/99 season, Nowitzki’s first NBA game took place after a delay caused by a stroke. Previously, he had given a short interlude in the German 1st Bundesliga, where he was named basketball player of the year and was elected despite not having played a full season in the league.

In addition to his commitment to the Mavericks, he also played or plays for the German national basketball team, winning bronze at the 2002 World Cup in the USA and silver at the European Championships in Serbia and Montenegro.

Salary at the Dallas Mavericks

From 1989/99 – the 2018/19 season Nowitzki plays for the NBA team Dallas Mavericks. On March 7, 2017, Dirkules scored his 30,000 points for the Mavericks and finally became an absolute legend. Only five players were able to break this mark, but the German is the first non-US American to do so. In the 2010/11 season, he was instrumental in the championship title of the Dallas Mavericks.

With his salary in the 2013/2014 season with the Dallas Mavericks, which was 22.7 million US dollars, Dirk Nowitzki was the highest-paid German athlete. Due to his voluntary salary cuts in the 2014/2015 season and the following 2015/2016 season, the Formula 1 salaries of Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel passed the NBA superstar. However, the NBA superstar with a fortune of over 200 million euros is unlikely to suffer from starvation.

SeasonSalary at the Dallas Mavericks
1998/99$1,472,640
1999/00$1,583,040
2000/01$1,693,560
2001/02$2,157,595
2002/03$10,067,750
2003/04$11,326,219
2004/05$12,584,688
2005/06$13,843,156
2006/07$15,101,625
2007/08$16,360,094
2008/09$18,077,904
2009/10$19,795,714
2010/11$17,278,618
2011/12$15,367,434
2012/13$20,907,128
2013/14$22,721,381
2014/15$7,974,482
2015/16$8,333,334
2016/17$25,000,000
2017/18$5,000,000
2018/19$5,000,000
Entire NBA career$251,646,362

Where Does Dirk Nowitzki Live?

Dirk Nowitzki has afforded a spacious luxury mansion in Dallas for about 8 million US dollars that has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. According to his own statements in an interview with the FAZ, the idea behind this impressive property was that in the United States, in contrast to Germany, it is definitely worth showing if you make a lot of money.


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However, if you consider which villas are afforded by other US stars who have a similarly large fortune, the choice of the villa is almost German again. Nowitzki is a bit more reserved when it comes to cars. He only owns two of these: an Audi R8, which can be bought in the USA for a list price of around 170,000 US dollars, and a Porsche Cayenne.

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