Trent Reznor Biography | Wiki, Net Worth, Music career, songs, albums, wife, children

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, Musician, film score composer and record producer. He is the founder, lead vocalist and songwriter of the Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Name Michael Trent Reznor
Date Of Birth May 17, 1965
Net Worth $70 million
SpouseMariqueen Maandig
Height5 feet 7 inches

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Early Life of Michael Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor was born on May 17, 1965, to parents Michael Reznor and Nancy Lou in New Castle, Pennsylvania. His roots have been successfully traced to the business mogul, George Reznor, founder of the heating and air conditioning establishment, The Reznor Company, which was founded in 1888.

His parents got divorced when he was just six years old. His childhood was difficult after his parents got separated. With the help of his grandparents, he only got through it; especially his maternal grandmother.

Reznor was very attached to music since his childhood. He started playing piano at the age of twelve, he was like gifted in music. He learns and catches a thing very fast. He is also good at skateboarding and building model planes. He learned to play saxophone and tuba at Mercer Area Junior/Senior High school and he was active member of marching bands and school’ jazz.

He was good at theater in his school days, his classmates voted for him as “Best in Drama” for his roles as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. He graduated in 1983 and he studied computer engineering at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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Career of Michael Trent Reznor

Since his childhood he was more focused in his musical career. In his high school days he joined with local band Option 30 and played three shows a week. His career began as an assistant engineer and janitor at Cleveland’s Right Track Studio, but before that, he joined the cover band, Urge, before moving on to The Innocent where he worked for only three months as a keyboard player; in 1985. He joined Exotic Birds the following year; a local band and even appeared with them as a fictional band called The Problems in the 1987 film Light of Day.

Michael Trent Reznor is the founding and primary member of the Nine Inch Nails, from where he did an incredible work as musician. Reznor’s first official release under the Nine Inch Nails name is Pretty Hate Machine in 1989. In his career of over thirty-years, released several albums and soundtracks for games like Quake(1996) and Doom 2 (2003) as well as several movies including Natural Born Killers(1994), Lost Highway (1997), The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Bird Box (2018).

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In the summer of 1991, Nine Inch Nails was included in the Lollapalooza tour and won a Grammy Award in 1993 under “Best Heavy Metal Performance” for the song “Wish”. The second full length album of Nine Inch Nail “The Downward Spiral” reached at number two in Billboard 200 chart in 1994 and became the highest selling albums in America.

Reznor has received several awards for his work including the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (with Atticus Ross) and the Academy Award for Original Score for their work on 2010 drama The Social Network. In 2012, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Girl with a Dragon Tattoo . A year later, they won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Ross and Reznor’s film, Gone Girl score was nominated at the 5th Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) in 2014 for Best Original Score in a feature film.

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Net Worth of Michael Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor has an estimated net worth of around $70 million as of 2019. Most of his wealth comes from his tremendously successful music career; with worldwide sales of over 20 million records. There details of his earnings are not revealed, but we can see that he is playing in millions.

Reznor acquired a $4.2 million Beverly Hills mansion in 2007, which he he listed in 2015, added $300,000 more to the purchase price. Besides that, we don’t have any details about his investment portfolio or what other properties he owns like houses or a collection of cars and luxury items. At best, we can only say with this family that he lives a lavish lifestyle.

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Personal Life of Michael Trent Reznor


Since October 2009, Trent Reznor is married to Filipino-American singer-songwriter Mariqueen Maandig. They have four children together: a daughter; Nova-Lux Reznor (born in December 2016) and three sons; Lazarus Echo Reznor (born on 10 October 2010), Balthazar Venn Reznor (born on 31 December 2011), and a third son (born on 1 November 2015). The family is living together in Pennsylvania’s Newcastle mansion.

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