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Regina Spektor Net Worth

Regina Spektor net worth is

$12 Million

Regina Spektor Wiki Biography

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor was born on 18 February 1980, in Moscow, (then) Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, of Jewish descent, and is a singer, songwriter and pianist, popular in the independent scene which led her to mainstream success. She’s released several albums, many becoming highly popular. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Regina Spektor? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. Some of her most notable releases include “Begin to Hope, “Far” and “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”. As she continues her career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Regina Spektor Net Worth $12 million

Spektor was born into a musical family, and learned how to play the piano at a young age, being influenced a lot by classical music. In 1989 her family left the Soviet Union for the United States as refugees, assisted by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Regina attended the Frisch School and later transferred to Fair Lawn High School from which she would matriculate. Growing up her musical influences started broadening, and she started writing her own songs and would attend Purchase College, becoming a part of the Conservatory of Music under the studio composition program. She graduated with honors in 2001.

Regina started to gain popularity in the anti-folk scene of New York City, performing at local cafes and self-publishing her own CDs, which included “11:11” and “Songs”. In 2003, she toured with The Strokes as their opening act, also recording “Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men”. She then became the opening act of Kings of Leon, before signing a contract deal with Sire Records, and the label helped her distribute her third album “Soviet Kitsch”, which would later earn her television appearances. Her net worth was starting to increase at this point, as she became the opening act for the rock band Keane. In 2006, she released “Begin to Hope” and the song “Fidelity” would help the album find popularity; it was certified Gold, and she toured to promote the album. She began performing in various major music festivals the following year, before releasing the video for the song “Better”. In 2008, she wrote the song “The Call” for the film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, and also appeared as a guest vocalist on the Ben Folds single “You Don’t Know Me”.

In 2009, Regina released the album “Far”, which debuted in third spot on the US Billboard 200. She appeared in various concerts throughout Europe, and as a performer on “Saturday Night Live”. The following year, she performed for President Obama in honor of the Jewish Heritage Month. In 2012, Spektor released “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”, which also debuted in third spot on the Billboard 200. She recorded the main theme of the series “Orange is the New Black” entitled “You’ve Got Time”, and one of her latest projects is her seventh album “Remember Us to Life”.

For her personal life, it is known that Regina married singer Jack Dishel in 2011, and they have a son. She speaks fluent Russian and can read Hebrew. She’s also been involved in philanthropic work, including “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur” and “Songs for Tibet”, and released songs to help with victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. She also took part in benefit concerts for the cellist Dan Cho, who passed away in 2010.

Net Worth $12 Million
Date Of Birth February 18, 1980
Place Of Birth Moscow, Russia
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
Profession Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Artist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Pianist, Music artist
Nationality American
Spouse Jack Dishel (m. 2011)
Parents Ilya Spektor, Bella Spektor
Nicknames Регина Спектор , Spektor, Regina , Regina Ilyinichna Spektor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginaspektor
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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1258550
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/regina-spektor-mn0000386560
# Trademark
1 Her big smile
2 Curly hair
3 Long colourful dresses
4 Quirky but intimate lyrics
5 Steinway Piano
6 Seafoam Epiphone Wildkat archtop hollow-body electric guitar
7 Her distinctive voice
8 Red hair and dark red lipstick
# Quote
1 I’ve done that kind of stuff in records, where you start going back and you want to just redo everything, destroy everything, because you think it all sucks and you can do it better.
2 It’s not like I have all the answers.
3 I’m like, ‘Would you be the person in the room that would boo when Dylan went electric? I know I wouldn’t. Or are you the person that left The Beatles after ‘She Loves You,’ or ‘Drive My Car?’ You weren’t on board for ‘Revolution 9’ or ‘Day In The Life,’ were you?’
4 I just like being all over the place and writing whatever comes to mind. Having the tools? It’s such a gift.
5 I think songwriters are more related to fiction writers. The Odyssey was a story in song. To me, that’s so beautiful, all those painted characters, all those travels and adventures.
6 I knew all this Beatles music. I knew the songs phonetically. It was like my whole experience of that music was out of focus, and somebody put the perfect glasses on me, and all of a sudden I could see everything.
7 I’ve been thinking a lot about space. It was one of those slow-motion realizations how little we are, how far we are from everything else in our solar system. This idea of distance started kind of haunting me. How do you go forth and accomplish things but not end up leaving everything you started out with in the dust?
8 I would really hate it if I could call up Kafka or Hemingway or Salinger and any question I could throw at them they would have an answer. That’s the magic when you read or hear something wonderful – there’s no one that has all the answers.
9 I figured, ‘If I ever get offered a chance to sign a deal, I’ll only do it if I got to do it how I want.’ So my contract is structured in such a way that I’m really protected.
10 Tomorrow you might get a phone call about something wonderful and you might get a phone call about something terrible.
11 The only thing they really get to pick is the single. But I get to pick the producer, the songs on the record, the final masters, the artwork. Basically, I hand them a record.
12 I write a tiny fraction of what I used to write. My only job used to be to just write songs, and that was a really nice job to have, but only a tiny amount of people heard those songs, and I didn’t make a living from it, and eventually I begged my parents to let me move back into my room.
13 I’d always wanted to work in the studio and experiment with sounds. Things that I’m really influenced by and that I love are like The Beatles and Radiohead, and all those records by bands whose music is really involved.
14 It’s a real gift to be able to have the works of brilliant, great people to learn from and build from. It gives you so much more to draw on, and then you don’t have to be all about three-chord pop songs. I don’t really like that kind of writing.
15 When you’re playing such brilliant music every day, then the last thing you ever want to do is try to write something of your own that’s crude and not as good.
16 Maybe I am skipping over the city and going from very personal things to the world, from internal experience to giant, far-away-from-space experience.
17 I care so much about making things that are useful for people to have and listen to, but I don’t care so much that I won’t do whatever the hell I want. It’s just one of those things.
18 I go through insanity before a show. It’s not really a process but it’s like absolute mortal fear.
19 This is the way I wanna die. Torn apart by angry fans who want me to play a different song.
20 It feels very good to sing in Russian. It feels so good inside my body.
21 You make something, and you really have fun with it, and you try to put emotion in it, and at the end of the day, you have no idea how the tide is going to fall. You don’t know if everyone’s going to like it, if everyone’s going to hate it, if it’s going to be like you’re a media darling, or all of a sudden you’re a sellout. You have no idea.
22 I used to be such a militant city-ist, but more and more I’ve seen forests and nature and oceans, and I don’t know any more if this is the awesomest way to live.
23 Usually, I write it all together. The words and the piano part just come to find where they sit together, and the sounds and everything just kind of roll around over and over, until it all settles as a song. Sometimes I’ll hum while walking and write a song, but usually I can never figure out a piano part to it later. It just stays an a Capella song.
# Fact
1 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son in March 2014. Child’s father is her husband, Jack Dishel.
2 (December 18, 2011) Married her boyfriend of 6 years Jack Dishel after a 16-month-long engagement.
3 Her first two English words were “garbage” and “sneakers.”.
4 She performed the song The Call in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), as part of the film’s finale sequence. Spektor wrote this song especially for the film.
5 Was an opening act for The Strokes on their first Tour.
6 Performed a Duet with The Strokes, “Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men”, on the B-Side of their single “Reptilia”.
7 Lives in New York City.
8 Her family had to leave the Soviet Union because of the discrimination Jewish people faced.
9 Signed by Sire Records.
10 Master and Margarita is one her favorite books.
11 Spektor went to college at SUNY Purchase in New York.
12 Moved to the Bronx from Moscow and had to leave the family piano behind.
13 Father is a violinist and mother is a music teacher.


Title Year Status Character
King of the Golden Sun 2018 TV Series performer – 1 episode filming
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 performer: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Orange Is the New Black TV Series performer – 39 episodes, 2013 – 2015 writer – 39 episodes, 2013 – 2015 lyrics – 2 episodes, 2016
The Voice 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Leftovers 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Lovesick Fool – Love in the Age of Like 2014 Short performer: “Open” / writer: “Open”
Boardwalk Empire 2011-2014 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Guapas TV Series writer – 3 episodes, 2014 performer – 2 episodes, 2014
Frauenherzen 2014 TV Movie performer: “One More Time With Feeling” – uncredited / writer: “One More Time With Feeling” – uncredited
Girls TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2013 writer – 2 episodes, 2013
Weeds TV Series performer – 4 episodes, 2006 – 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video “Après moi”
Enlightened TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011
Friends with Kids 2011 performer: “Hotel Song” / writer: “Hotel Song”
SesioneS con Alejandro Franco TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011
A Warrior’s Heart 2011 performer: “Better” / writer: “Better”
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Day I Saw Your Heart 2011 performer: “On The Radio” / writer: “On The Radio”
Beastly 2011 performer: “On The Radio” / writer: “On The Radio”
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Regina Spektor Live in London 2010 Video performer: “Introduction November Rain”, “On The Radio”, “Eet”, “Laughing With”, “Folding Chair”, “Après Moi”, “Blue Lips”, “Machine”, “Dance Anthem Of The 80’s”, “Silly Eye-Color Generalizations”, “Wallet”, “The Calculation”, “Man Of A Thousand Faces”, “That Time”, “Hotel Song”, “Sailor Song”, “Us”, “Fidelity”, “Samson”
Love & Other Drugs 2010 performer: “Fidelity” / writer: “Fidelity”
8 Uhr 28 2010 performer: “Fidelity” / writer: “Fidelity”
90210 TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Wild Target 2010 performer: “Hotel Song” / writer: “Hotel Song”
Lovesick Fool 2009 Video performer: “Bobbing for Apples”, “Poor Little Rich Boy”, “Us” / writer: “Bobbing for Apples”, “Poor Little Rich Boy”, “Us”
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2009
My Sister’s Keeper 2009 performer: “Better” / writer: “Better”
Later… With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series performer – 1 episode
(500) Days of Summer 2009 performer: “US”, “Hero” / producer: “Hero” / writer: “US”, “Hero”
Grey’s Anatomy TV Series performer – 3 episodes, 2006 – 2009 writer – 2 episodes, 2006 – 2007
Bouquet final 2008 performer: “On The Radio” / writer: “On The Radio”
How I Met Your Mother 2008 TV Series 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 performer: “Better” / writer: “Better”
A Favorita 2008 TV Series performer: “Fidelity”
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 performer: “The Call” / writer: “The Call”
Las Vegas 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode
In Bruges 2008 performer: “That Time” / writer: “That Time”
Dan in Real Life 2007 performer: “Hell No” 2007
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Side Order of Life 2007 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Veronica Mars TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2006 writer – 1 episode, 2006
CSI: NY TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2005 – 2006 writer – 2 episodes, 2005 – 2006

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Orange Is the New Black TV Series opening theme “you’ve got time” – 39 episodes, 2013 – 2015 composer – 13 episodes, 2013 performer – 13 episodes, 2013


Title Year Status Character
Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control 2002 Girl who lost ring


Title Year Status Character
:Dryvrs 2015 TV Series short special thanks – 1 episode
Grace Is Gone 2007 thanks


Title Year Status Character
Live from Lincoln Center 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006-2013 TV Series Herself
Sunday AM 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself – Musical Guest
Hava Nagila: The Movie 2012 Documentary Herself
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2012 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2012 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Live Room 2012 TV Series short Herself
Regina Spektor. My Story 2012 Video documentary short Herself
SesioneS con Alejandro Franco 2011 TV Series Herself – Performer
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Herself
Jump Start Live 2011 TV Series Herself
Regina Spektor Live in London 2010 Video Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2010 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien 2009 TV Series Herself – Musical Guest
Later… With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2008 TV Series Herself – Musical Support / Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Herself – Performer
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off and on Broadway 2006 Video Herself
T in the Park 2006 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2005-2006 TV Series Herself

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Visual Media Orange Is the New Black (2013)
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Art Direction

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