Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth and salary: Dirk Nowitzki is a German-born professional basketball player who has a net worth of $120 million dollars. Dirk Nowitzki plays power forward for the Dallas Mavericks, a position he has held since 1998. He also sometimes plays small forward and center. He was voted NBA MVP in 2007 (the first European player to receive the honor) and has been an All-Star 11 times. Born Dirk Werner Nowitzki on June 19, 1978, in Würzburg, West Germany, Dirk inherited his athletic talents from both his parents. Nowitzki first displayed his skills playing basketball for the Röntgen Gymnasium and the DJK Würzburg basketball club. He turned pro after he was chosen as the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he was immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has remained ever since. With his shooting ability to play either center or small forward, Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to 12 consecutive NBA Playoffs (2001–2012), as well as the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2006 and only championship in 2011. Throughout his prolific career, he became an 11-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA Team member, and the first European-born player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. One of the greatest power forwards in the history of NBA, Dirk Nowitzki is also the first Maverick voted onto an All-NBA Team and holds several all-time Mavericks franchise records. In addition to the many accolades and recognitions that he has received, Nowitzki was named the 2011 German Sports Personality of the Year and he became the first non-American player to win the Naismith Legacy Award in 2012.