Nikola Jokic is a Serbian professional basketball player. The Joker currently plays as the center for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Denver Nuggets drafted Jokic as the 41st overall pick in the 2nd round in the 2014 NBA Draft. Since he arrived in the league, he has turned out to be a gem for the Nuggets and a cornerstone of the team.
Jokic is one of the best big men in the league and earned multiple All-Star selections. His versatility, eagle-eye vision, and ability to bring others into play are astonishing. He has led the Nuggets to successful playoff runs for them, and this time the Nuggets look even better. The Nuggets are in a commanding lead in the Eastern Conference at the no.1 spot.
Nikola Jokic signed a contract extension with the Nuggets last year. The extension made him the highest-paid athlete then, now he is 2nd just behind Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry. He signed a $264 million supermax deal with the Nuggets for 5 years. The 2x MVP this season is earning a whopping $46.9 million just from the Nuggets. This season he is averaging 24.1 points, 9.9 assists, and 8.9 rebounds.
Starting from the 2024-25 season, he will be earning more than the $50 million mark for the remaining 4 seasons. In his last season with the Nuggets in 2027, he will be getting $61 million. These numbers are worth every penny for the performances he is putting in for the Nuggets. Last night he finished the game with a triple-double against the New Orleans Pelicans.
What is Nikola Jokic’s net worth?
As stated above, Nikola Jokic will be earning $264 million just from playing basketball. He has earned a hundred million dollars just from his salary up until now. He earns $22 million from brand endorsements as well. Not to forget the fact, he also earns almost $10 million from further bonuses that are given to him. Furthermore, he is endorsed by Nike, which sees him earn another half a million, however, it may be subject to a hike considering his recent form.
Back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic signs a five-year, $264 million supermax extension with the Denver Nuggets, meaning he’s now the proud owner of the the richest deal in NBA history 💵 pic.twitter.com/25ONCxBrwx
— Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) June 30, 2022
As of 2019, Forbes estimated Jokic’s net worth at $26.2 million. However, as per recent reports, his current net worth is roughly estimated at $40 million. Jokic owns properties in Belgrade, which are estimated at around $4 million. His property in California is considered to be worth another $10 million. It’s fair to say that Jokic earns a huge amount of money considering his caliber on the court.