Nikola Jokic is a Serbian basketball player and here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements
Nikola Jokić is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets. Let’s know more about Jokić’s life, career, net worth, etc.
Nikola Jokić Facts
|Birth Place||Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia|
|Father’s Name||Branislav Jokić|
|Net Worth (2023)||$35 million|
|Salary (2023)||$32.6 million|
|Date of Birth||February 19, 1995|
|Height (ft)||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Weight (kg)||129 kgs (284 lbs)|
|NBA Draft Year||2014|
|NBA Draft Pick||Round 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Teams||Mega Basket (2012–2015) Denver Nuggets (2015–present)|
|Wife/Girlfriend||Natalija Mačešić (m. 2020)|
|Endorsements||Nike, Western Union|
Nikola Jokic Career
Nikola Jokić was the 41st overall draft pick by the Denver Nuggets in 2014. Jokic plays in the position of Center and enjoys the popular nickname of “the Joker.”
Before joining the NBA, Jokic played in the Serbian league for Mega Vizura or Mega Basket. Jokic played for Mega Basket from 2012 to 2015. During his time in the Serbian League, Jokic won the 2015 ABA League MVP and 2015 ABA League Top Prospect.
Jokic joined Denver Nuggets after one season of being drafted. He had an excellent rookie year and finished third in the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year Award voting. He also earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
In the 2016-17 season, Jokic finished second in the 2017 NBA Most Improved Player Award voting as well as in the 2017 Assist of the Year voting.
Then on July 9, 2018, Jokić signed a five-year, $148 million maximum contract extension with the Nuggets. On January 31, 2019, Jokic received his first All-Star selection as a Western Conference reserve for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Following the season, he was named to the All-NBA First Team, earning selection to his first All-NBA team.
On January 30, 2020, Jokić was named to his second consecutive All-Star selection. Further, in 2021, Jokic was named to his third All-Star selection.
Moreover, Jokic reached the 2021 Western Conference Semifinals but ultimately lost against the Phoenix Suns.
Consequently, for his superior regular-season performance, Jokić won the 2021 NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Notably, Jokic is the first player in Denver Nuggets franchise history to win the MVP award.
Nikola Jokic Achievements
- 2x NBA Most Valuable Player (2021, 2022)
- 5× NBA All-Star (2019–2023)
- 3× All-NBA First Team (2019, 2021, 2022)
- All-NBA Second Team (2020)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)
- 3x Serbian Player of the Year (2018, 2021, 2022)
- ABA League MVP (2015)
- ABA League Top Prospect (2015)
- Olympic Silver at 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics (representing Serbia)
Nikola Jokic Net Worth and Salary
According to sources, Jokic is reported to have a net worth of $35 million as of 2023. Most of his net worth is acquired from his salary and various endorsements.
According to Spotrac, Jokic signed a 5-year / $147,710,050 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $142,710,044 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $29,542,010.
In 2021-22, Jokic earned a base salary of $30,510,423 and an incentive bonus of $1,068,967, while carrying a cap hit of $31,579,390 and a dead cap value of $30,510,423.
In 2023, he is on course to make $32,478,838 as his base salary with a cap hit at $33,047,804.
Nikola Jokic Personal Life
Born in Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia, 28-year-old Jokic is the son of Branislav Jokić. Unfortunately, there is no information available about Jokic’s mother.
Furthermore, Jokic has two brothers named Strahinja Jokić, and Nemanja Jokić.
On October 24, 2020, Jokic married his long-time girlfriend, Natalija Mačešić in his hometown of Sombor.
Nikola Jokic Endorsements
According to reports, Jokic has endorsement deals with Nike and Western Union.
Additionally, according to speculations, Jokic earns an estimated $750,000 annually from endorsements alone.
FAQs about Nikola Jokic
|(Q) What is the age of Nikola Jokic?|
|Nikola Jokic is 28 years old and he was born on February 19, 1995.|
|(Q) What is the net worth of Nikola Jokic?|
|Nikola Jokic has a net worth of $35 million as of 2023.|
|(Q) Where was Nikola Jokic born?|
|Nikola Jokic was born in Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia.|
|(Q) In which year was Nikola Jokic drafted?|
|Nikola Jokic was drafted in the year 2014/ Round 2/ Pick: 41st overall.|
|(Q) In what position does Nikola Jokic play?|
|Nikola Jokic plays in the position of Center.|
|(Q) Nikola Jokic plays for which NBA team?|
|Nikola Jokic currently plays for the Denver Nuggets.|
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