Malaika Nowitzki is a celebrity child. Malaika Nowitzki rose to fame as the daughter of former NBA great Dirk Nowitzki. For 21 years, the NBA player was a member of the Dallas Mavericks.
Malaika, the eldest child of Dirk, is just eight years old as of now.
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Malaika Nowitzki was born in July 2013, in the United States of America to her star father, Dirk Nowitzki, and mother, Jessica Olsson.
Malaika’s father is regarded as the most significant power forward and all-time greatest European basketball player to ever enter the court.
Likewise, Malaika is an American citizen who belongs to mixed ethnicity i.e., German from her father’s side and Kenyan from her mother’s side.
Along with her parents, young Malaika also grew up with two siblings.
She has two younger brothers, Max Nowitzki, born in 2014, and Morris Nowitzki, in 2016.
Not to mention, she is the only daughter of the superstar Dirk.
Age and Height
Malaika Nowitzki, the eldest child of Dirk, is just eight years old as of now.
She was born in July of 2013, and her zodiac sign is supposed to be Cancer.
And people of this sign are known to be emotional, sympathetic, and hard-working at the same time.
Though we have yet to see any of these traits as the child is not exposed much to the media, we are sure Malaika possesses all of those.
Likewise, she is a beautiful girl who is still growing under her parents’ care and nurturing.
Malaika has been quite active for her age and will continue to grow in the coming days as well.
Also, she has long black hair and stunning black eyes.
Facts of Malaika Nowitzki
|8 years old (as of July 2021)
|Place of Birth:
|The United States of America
|Nationality and Religion
|Max Nowitzki and Morris Nowitzki
|Dirk Nowitzki Autographed photo
Net Worth And Income
Malaika Nowitzki, still a child, is far from working and earning some bucks on her own. As of now, she is studying and learning things as she grows. But there is no doubt that Nowitzki is living a lavish life thanks to her star father’s success.
Talking about him, Dirk Nowitzki has an estimated net worth of $140 million. The former basketball player played 21 years for Dallas Mavericks, contributing more to his earnings.
Though he ended his career with a high net worth, Dirk was known for taking discounted contracts throughout his career.
Moreover, Malaika signed a 3-year extension in 2006 for $59 million that would have got him $158 million if he took a six-year contract two years later in 2008.
All in all, if he had not taken the discounted contract, then he would have finished his carer with $446 million in earnings, $194 million more than his actual career earnings of $252 million.
Nonetheless, this ranked Dirk in the 56th position of the world’s highest-paid athlete alongside other stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Lionel Messi, and Usain Bolt.
Real Estate and Mansion
A genuine and kind-hearted Dirk, who is a beast on the court, knew better than to splurge his earnings in meaningless purchases. Instead, he bought a $5.75 million worth mansion in 2019.
Not to mention, the house previously belonged to the late billionaire Charles Wyly.
In 2010, he was targeted by the IRS after hiding around $500 million in offshore, tax-free accounts.
Moreover, the 11,000 square-foot mansion lies in the North Dallas neighborhood of person Hollow, also home to other prominent world figures like ex-president George W. Bush and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Dirk Nowitzki Opens Up About His Interracial Marriage
Malaika is too young to know anything about marriage and to start any relationship.
But her parent’s marriage is one of the most talked-about relationships in sports history, which also stirred specific controversy with it.
If you are a basketball fan, then Nowitzki is the name one must not forget.
The all-time leading scorer of the Mavs, Dirk is also the 2007 NBA MVP, 2011 NBA Finals MVP, and a two-time FIBA Europe Player of the Year.
Basketball not only imprinted his name in the world but also helped him find the love of his life.
Likewise, the Senegal-based nonprofit used basketball as a platform to engage its youths in academic, athletic, and leadership programs.
In that charity event, not only Dirk was tricked into making a significant donation in exchange for a Rolando Diaz painting, but he also agreed to go on two dates.
But even before that, Dirk had set his eyes on Jessica Olsson.
Formerly from Nanyuki, Kenya, Jessica, now known as Jessica Nowitzki, is the daughter of a Kenyan mother and Swedish father.
Though Nowitzki came from Wurzburg, Germany, a town that lacked black or any African residents, racial differences never mattered to the basketball star.
Talking about his initial attraction for Jessica, Dirk said,
“What made her so special? What made me fall in love with her? First of all, she’s got to be attractive.
That’s obviously part of it. And I think we just clicked intellectually. She likes art, she likes sports. Her brothers both played soccer, they were professional.”
Despite both of them having no issue about their races, the media just was not having it.
As predicted, it became a huge issue in public.
Controversy And Blacklash From Media
Amidst the chaos in the media, Dirk and Jessica continued dating each other.
A year later, on July 13, 2011, the couple confirmed their relationship and made the first big public appearance at the ESPYS awards, arms-in-arms together.
Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki in the 2011 ESPYS Award
But what stirred the media was not their appearance but rather the kiss they shared after Dirk won ‘Best Male Athlete’ and ‘Best NBA Player’ awards.
Soon Twitter went mayhem with that while it mostly was of shock; some certainly did carry a punch.
PostGame.com even came with a story with the headline reading “Dirk Nowitzki’s Kiss Heard Round Twitter.”
Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki Tied The Knot A Year Later
A year after the Twitter incident, Dirk and Jessica tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.
The marriage was done in both Germany and Kenya, held in traditional services.
Similarly, in Kenya, they had a Kikuyu wedding where the community learns about the daughter’s engagement.
Then relatives from both sides intermingle as it concludes with a “ruracio,” aka dowry payment discussion.
As per the tradition, the bride wore a traditional Kikuyu garment while the groom wore a dark brown outfit with orange hues. Not to mention, it was a new experience for both of them.
Dirk and Jessica during their Kenyan traditional wedding ceremony
There was no need for Olsson to worry about as Dirk, an open-spirited yet comical German-born, danced to the African music, easing the atmosphere.