Dirk Nowitzki Kids: Parents, Education & Net Worth

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Dirk Nowitzki is a former German basketball player who is currently a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. 

As there is a saying, “Children don’t say, ‘I had a hard day, can we talk?’ They say, ‘Will you play with me?”. It’s up to parents to understand what their children are going through.

Dirk Nowitzki’s kids are no different and are lucky to have him and Jessica as their parents.

Talking about parenting, Dirk and Jessica are really good at it, and they are the best parents any child could ever ask for.

Dirk With His Wife Jessica
Dirk With His Wife Jessica (Source: Facebook)

The couple has three gorgeous kids. Let’s get a quick dose of them:

Quick Facts

Full Name Malaika Nowitzki (First Child)
Date of Birth July 1st, 2013
Age 10 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Nationality Unknown
Religion Christian
Full Name Max Nowitzki (Second Child)
Date of Birth March 24, 2015
Age 9 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Nationality Unknown
Religion Christian
Full Name Morris Nowitzki (Third Child)
Date of Birth November 11, 2016
Age 7 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Nationality Unknown
Religion Christian
Name Of Mother Jessica Olsson
Name Of Father Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki’s Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 
Dirk Nowitzki’s Merch  Signed Card, Signed Jersey
Last Update June 2024


Father (Dirk Nowitzki)

Dirk Nowitzki (born on June 19, 1978, in Würzburg, West Germany) is a professional basketball player who played for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. 

Dirk chose basketball over many other sports because of his excellent height. In the world of basketball, his unique talent and hard work helped him earn a successful name and fame.

In fact, Nowitzki is widely known as one of the best foreign-born players in NBA history.

Dirk Nowitzki (Source: D Magazine)
Dirk Nowitzki Playing From Maverick (Source: Twitter)

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar are the only players in NBA history to score 30,000 points in a single season. He has also enlisted himself on this list because of his dedication.

As a result, experts consider him one of the best basketball players in the history of the European NBA.

He is recognized for his incredible quickness and 7’3″ height on the court. He was vital to the Dallas Mavericks’ only NBA championship in 2011.

Similarly, Nowitzki is the only player in NBA history to have appeared in 21 seasons for the same team.

He also became the first European player to play in an NBA All-Star Game and win the NBA MVP Award.

Even as a retired basketball personality, he has a net worth of $140 million as of June 2024. 

Mother (Jessica Olsson)

In 2012, Dirk married Jessica Olsson at a traditional wedding in Nanyuki and did the formal ceremony at the family’s home in Dallas, Texas.

In February 2010, he met her for the first time at a charity event for the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) project. At that time, she was working at the Dallas Art Gallery.

They’ve been in love since that night and publicly appeared on the red carpet of the ESPYS Awards on July 13, 2011.

Jessica Olsson with her husband Dirk
Jessica Olsson With Her Husband Dirk (Source: Showbiz)

According to the couple, they simply bonded. Jessica enjoyed arts and sports, as both her brothers (Martin Waikwa Olsson and Marcus Munuhe Olsson) were soccer players.

Mentally, physically, and spiritually, there was a link. A test was administered at their wedding to see how well they knew each other.

Dirk had to locate Jessica among five fully clothed ladies from head to toe; surprisingly, he identified her because of her height and fragrance.

Malaika Nowitzki, Max Nowitzki, and Morris Nowitzki are the names of their three children.


Malaika Nowitzki

No one can choose celebrity life; it chooses you. It’s difficult to avoid the media’s hassle, especially if you’re the child of famous parents.

Malaika Nowitzki and her siblings are an example of this, as they were born to a famous NBA player. 

Dirk strongly felt about having children, loving them, and playing with them since childhood. However, he didn’t know what to do the first time he held his first child Malaika in his hands.

The couple was incredibly responsible as new parents but also poorly unprepared. But it’s just a matter of practice and time.

Malaika Nowitzki
Malaika Nowitzki (Source: Gossip Bio)

The first child of Nowitzki is of mixed ethnicity, with German ancestors on her father’s side and Kenyan ancestors on her mother’s side. 

As of June 2024, she is 10 years old.

Max Nowitzki

On 24 March 2015, Max Nowitzki was born as the second child of Dirk Nowitzki. 

Malaika is his big sister, and Morris is his younger brother. Not much is revealed about the star’s kid except his age, which is 9 years old.

Morris Nowitzki

On November 11, 2016, Morris Nowitzki was born somewhere in America. He is currently 7 years old.

Dirk and Jessica with their kids
Dirk And Jessica With Their Kids (Source: Twitter)

He is the youngest son of Dirk Nowitzki and Jessica Olsson. Like his other siblings, only limited information about Morris is revealed on the internet. 


There is no information about the kid’s education since their parents are protective of their privacy. 

Net Worth

Since the kids are tiny for their age, they don’t have any net worth. But their father has earned a hefty amount of money from his career in the NBA. 

Dirk Nowitzki is a retired professional basketball player from Germany with a net worth of $140 million as of June 2024. 

During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk earned a total of $251 million from his NBA contracts. As a result, at one point, he was the sixth most-paid NBA player of all time.

Social Media Presence

The kids of the legendary basketball player are little to have social media accounts in their names.

But their father has his social media accounts. Dirk is active on all the major social media; Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Instagram: 1.1M Followers 

Twitter: 3.4M Followers 

Facebook: 2.9M Followers

Popularity Graph 

Being the children of a popular NBA player, the Nowitzki siblings are a trending topic among Dirk’s fans. 

Dirk Nowitzki Kids Search Graph 2023
Dirk Nowitzki Kids Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above graph shows their search trend in the last 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Dirk Nowitzki a US citizen?

Dirk Nowitzki is in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen after 21 years of professional basketball in the United States.

Is Dirk Nowitzki a Hall of Famer?

The NBA has named Dirk Nowitzki as the candidate eligible to be inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame. 

Who are the best friends of Dirk Nowitzki?

Nowitzki kept a tight friendship with his mentor, Holger Geschwindner, whom he regarded as his best friend. He also had a beautiful friendship with his ex-teammate, Steve Nash. 

How many 3s did Dirk make in his career?

In his career, Dirk Nowitzki made 1,982 three-pointers.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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