Nikola Jokic is a professional Serbian basketball player that is currently in the NBA. He plays for the Denver Nuggets and has been there for four years now. He’s also in the Serbian national team and has played in the Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup, where he had a lot of success.
He comes from a small country called Serbia but has made a name for himself and earned a lot of money over the years with his professional basketball career. So let’s dig deep into his life and find out what his net worth is in 2019.
He was born on February, 19th in 1995 in a small town in the north of Serbia called Sombor. His father is Branislav Jokic and he’s an engineer while his mother is a nurse. He finished his education in Sombor, both primary and high school. He also has two older brothers to whom he is very close to this day. They 11 and 13 years older than him and have always stood by his side, their names are Strahinja and Nemanja.
Early in his life, he fell in love with horses, even before basketball. He started riding them and even started racing. But over time he started playing basketball and even though he was chubby at the time his coach saw something in him. Another big influence on him was his father, who loved basketball. When he was 9 years old he started practicing basketball at KK Sombor. You could say that’s where his basketball career started.
As far as his professional basketball career goes it started when he began playing for Mega Vizura, now known as Mega Leks. While playing for this team he managed to get to the final part of the Euroleague qualifiers and was selected in the best 5 for the tournament. When he was only 19 years old he represented his country in the FIBA Basketball World Cup which was being held in the Czech Republic, the Serbian national team won a silver medal after losing to the US in the finals.
In the 2014/2015 season, he was named MVP of the Adriatic League. In the summer of 2015 he got drafted by the Denver Nuggets as the 41st pick, a fun fact is that he was actually asleep when he was drafted.
In 2016 he against represented his country while playing in the qualifiers for the Olympics which started in August of the same year. He was named the MVP of the qualifiers and went on to win a silver medal in the Olympics, losing against the US basketball team in the finals.
Over the past years, he’s been hard at work and improving his basketball skills. Right now he’s become the best player on the Denver Nuggets and is trying to lead them to a championship.
Achievements and awards
Nikola Jokic is still very young but he’s had quite a lot of accomplishments so far. In 2015 he was selected as the Adriatic League MVP and ABA League Top Prospect. In 2016 he got selected for the NBA All-Rookie First Team and then in 2019, he got selected for his first NBA All-Star game. He doesn’t have a wife or kids but he has a long-time girlfriend, whom he met in Sombor. She lives together with him in Denver.
Nikola Jokic’s Net Worth
Most of the money Nikola Jokic has made has been from his basketball career and most of that from his time in the NBA. His net worth is thought to be around $30 million and is about to make another $120 in the next four years.
Nikola Jokic is a very young basketball player and still has a very bright future ahead of him.