Trent Reznor Net Worth in 2021

Trent Reznor
Credits: Billboard

American musician Trent Reznor is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band “Nine Inch Nails” since 1988. This was a one-man band until 2016 and it was a major success in the 1980s. At present Trent Reznor net worth is estimated to be $75 million.

He is known for his works as an actor, a record producer, a songwriter, screenwriter, music video director, and a multi-instrumentalist. 

Now, let’s talk a bit about this massively successful figure, how is he earning a living, how is he handling both his personal and professional life, his age, weight, height, and other facts.

Trent Reznor Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$75 Million
Date of Birth17 May, 1965
Age 55 years
Height1.7 m
Source of WealthActor, Record Producer, Songwriter, Screen Writer, Music Video Director
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Last UpdatedFebruary 2021

Early Life

Michael Trent Reznor’s hometown is in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was born on 17th May 1965 to Nancy Lou and Michael Reznor.

When he was six, Reznor was sent to live with his maternal grandparents once his parents got divorced. 

Reznor showed an interest in music and started playing the piano when he was twelve. His grandfather mentioned in the People Magazine that music is Reznor’s life and he is very talented at it. 

Reznor went to high school in Mercer Area Junior/Senior High School where he learned how to play saxophone and tuba.

He participated in theatre and a jazz band while in high school and his mentors remember him as a friendly kid. Reznor went to Allegheny College in 1983 to study computer engineering. 


Reznor was in a local band named Option 30 while he was in high school. He dropped out of college and went to Cleveland to pursue music. Reznor’s first band was named The Urge.

He became a keyboardist in 1985 in a band named “The Innocent” but left after three months. 

In 1986 he became part of a band named Exotic Birds. He participated as a keyboardist in multiple bands around that time like the Slam Bamboo.

Reznor worked a janitor and an assistant engineer for a studio named Cleveland’s Right Track where he got a chance to make demos of his songs. 

For his solo band, Reznor played most of the instruments himself, except for drums.

Gradually he included other musicians in his band and sent demos to different labels. They were approved by several labels and Reznor started working with TVT Records.

Under the band “Nine Inch Nails”, nine tracks were released in 1988, which were Reznor’s first release. 

A studio album under “Nine Inch Nails” named “Pretty Hate Machine” got released in 1989, which was certified gold.

Reznor made a music album under a pseudo name to avoid record labels from featuring him. The album was “Broken” which got released in 1992. 

Reznor has had many tours with his first album but he admitted that he did not like performing on larger platforms.

He struggled from writers block and drug addiction at one point before the release of the album “The Downward Spiral”. 

Reznor was a huge fan of the English songwriter, David Bowie. In 1997 he featured in one of David’s singles named “I’m Afraid of Americans”.

After Bowie died, Reznor revealed in many interviews that working and touring with Bowie kept him sober. 

He has produced music for video games as well. A video game named “Quake” from 1996 used original music from Reznor’s solo album.

He has produced music for films too, such as Natural Born Killers, The Crow, Lost Highway, and many more. 

Highlights and Achievements

  • “Pretty Hate Machine”, a studio album under Reznor’s band, “Nine Inch Nails” was certified gold in 1992. 
  • In 1993 “Nine Inch Nails” won a Grammy Awards in the category “Best Heavy Metal Performance”. The song that scored the award was “Wish”.
  •  A second album under “Nine Inch Nails” named “The Downward Spiral” was listed in the Billboard 200 chart at number 2 in 1994. This was the highest-selling album under “Nine Inch Nails”. 
  • Reznor won the “Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score” with Ross in 2011. They worked on an album named “The Social Network”, which also won the “Academy Award” under the category Best Original Score. 

Age, Height, and Weight

Trent Reznor is currently 55 years. His height is 1.7 m and he weighs 147 lbs. (67 kg).

Personal Life

In 1994 after the release of the album “The Downward Spiral”, Reznor suffered from depression, which got severe after his grandmother died. He got addicted to alcohol and drugs. Later he entered rehab and completed it in 2001. 

Reznor admitted to his suicide attempts in many interviews. He said that he took a few years off from making music to focus on himself and get his priorities straight. 

In October 2009, Reznor got married to a Filipino-American singer named Mariqueen Maandig. The couple has five children together and they are currently staying in Los Angeles. They have four sons and a daughter. 


In 2007, Reznor showed disapproval towards the record label “Universal Music Group” for how they were planning on distributing another album under “Nine Inch Nails”. 

Reznor gained the media’s attention as he kept criticizing the record label company and calling their pricing strategy absurd.

In September 2007 Reznor kept finding faults of “Universal Music Group” directly in a concert in Australia. He asked his fans in that concert to stop buying his albums legally and to steal them online. 

Trent Reznor Net Worth in 2021

Trent Reznor Networth
Credits: Toronto Sun

Trent Reznor, as of February 2021, has an estimated net worth of $75 million.

He has multiple sources for making money, where he has contributed as an actor, a record producer, a songwriter, screenwriter, music video director, and a multi-instrumentalist on many albums. 

His first album “Nine Inch Nails” and the many albums under it brought him huge success and he is popularly known for his role as a lead singer in the music industry. 

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