Nikola Jokic is a professional basketball player from Serbia. He is a center for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an NBA All-Star and All-NBA five times and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2020-21 and 2021-22. He has competed for the Serbian national team in international matches. Jokic was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draught by the Denver Nuggets.
Jokic has had impressive performances in various games, including a 53-point performance in Game 4 of the NBA playoffs. He has also helped his team win a lot. For example, in Game 2 of the playoffs, he scored 39 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and gave out five assists. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have agreed to a five-year, $270 million supermax extension. This is the biggest contract in NBA history.
Jokic became a professional basketball player when he was 17 years old, signing with the KK Mega Basket team. He’s known as “the Joker” for his unique style and versatility on the court.
Jokic has been involved in some off-court controversies, such as an incident where he made contact with Suns owner Mat Ishbia during a game. However, he has defended his actions and has not received any suspensions for the altercation.
Joker, Big Honey
In 2012 for KK Mega Bemax
Best Known for
One of the best players in the NBA.
Center, Power forward
Date of Birth
February 19, 1995
As of 2023, Nikola Jokic is 28 years old.
Sombor, West Backa, Vojvodina, Serbia
Denver, Colorado, United States
School / College / University
Race / Ethnicity
Slavic lineage (White)
Horseback riding, watching comedy videos, and listening to music.
Physical Stats & More
- In feet – 6′ 11″
- In Centimeters – 211 cm
- In meters – 2.11 m
- In kilograms – 129 kg
- In Pounds – 284 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)
- Chest Size: 49″
- Biceps Size: 19″
- Waist Size: 38″
Nikola Jokic was born on February 19, 1995, in Sombor, Serbia, to Branislav and Rada Jokic. He has two older brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic, who also played professional basketball in Serbia.
In 2020, Nikola Jokic married his longtime girlfriend Natalija Macesic, a Serbian-born psychologist, in a small ceremony in Sombor, Serbia.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ognjena, in September 2021.
Natalija Macesic (2020–Present)
Nemanja Jokic (Older Brother) (Former College-level Basketball Player)
Strahinja Jokic (Older Brother)
Ognjena Jokic (daughter) (Born in September 2021)
Relationship & More
Married to Natalija Macesic since 2020
Girlfriend and Dating History
Natalija Macesic (2011–Present)
Nikola Jokic and Natalija Macesic have been in a relationship since they were 16 years old and grew up together in Sombor, Serbia. The couple officially got married in October 2020 in a small ceremony in their hometown of Sombor, Serbia, after being together for eight years. The wedding was initially scheduled to take place in June 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The couple’s wedding ceremony was memorable and included the newlyweds dancing and singing with their guests. Natalija Macesic is a Serbian-born psychologist, and the couple has a daughter together.
The relationship between Nikola Jokic and Natalija Macesic is built on a strong foundation and years of being together. They are high school sweethearts who clicked very well and bonded amazingly from the start.
Net worth 2023
As of 2023, Nikola Jokic’s estimated net worth is $ 90 million. Jokic makes his money primarily from his NBA contract and endorsement deals. In 2021, Jokic signed a five-year, $272,020,000 contract with the Denver Nuggets. The contract is worth $270 million guaranteed and includes an annual average salary of $54,404,000. Jokic’s 2023-2024 season salary is reported to be $46.9 million with a cap hit and dead cap value of $46,900,000. In the 2022-2023 season, Jokic earned a base salary of $32,478,838. Additionally, it is reported that Jokic has annual incentives, including a playoff berth and first-round advance, which are likely to be $431,035 for each and increase by 8% each year.
Jokic signed various endorsement deals with brands such as Nike, Comcast, and Beats by Dre, among others.
Net Worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$70 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$52 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$35 million|
|Net worth in 2019||$19 million|
|Net worth in 2018||$3 million|
- Lamborghini Aventador S
- Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 Brabus 800 SUV
- GMC Yukon Denali
- A three-bedroom apartment in downtown Denver
- A house in Sombor, Serbia.
Nikola Jokic Facts
- Jokic was discovered by Miodrag “Misko” Raznatović, a famous basketball manager in Europe while playing for a small club in Serbia.
- He was born on February 19, 1995, in Sombor, a small town near Serbia’s border with Hungary and Croatia.
- Jokic is the youngest of three siblings born to his parents, Branislav and Reda Jokic.
- He is a five-time NBA All-Star and has been named to the All-NBA Team five times, including three first-team selections. Jokic also won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2021.
- In Serbia, Jokic played for a team owned by his agent.
- Jokic was really into horse racing as a teenager.
- Jokic wears the number 15 on his jersey, which he chose as a tribute to his childhood friend who passed away at the age of 15.
- Jokic is known for his unique playing style as a “point-center”, meaning he often takes on the role of a point guard while playing the center position. This makes him a versatile and effective player on the court.
- Jokic is also known for his impressive passing skills and has been described as one of the best passing big men in NBA history.
- Jokic is a fan of horses and has been known to ride them in his free time.
- Jokic’s older brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja, also played basketball professionally in Serbia before he joined them in the United States.
- Jokic has represented the Serbian national basketball team in international competitions, including the FIBA World Cup and the Olympics. He helped lead Serbia to a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics.
- Jokic is married to his high school sweetheart, Natalija Macesic, and the couple has a daughter named Natalija.
What is the net worth of Nikola Jokic?
As of May 2023, Nikola Jokic's net worth is $90 million.
What team does Nikola Jokic play for?
Nikola Jokic is currently playing for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.
Who is Nikola Jokic's wife?
Nikola Jokic's wife is Natalija Macesic Jokic. They got married in October 2020.
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