How Zac Efron’s net worth was built
Zac Efron appeared in local theater productions and auditioned for acting roles in Los Angeles throughout his childhood and in high school. In 2002, he got his first TV role in the series “Firefly.” From there, he landed guest roles on other TV shows and made-for-TV movies. His big break came in 2005 when he got a starring role in the Disney Channel movie “High School Musical,” which was a huge success and led to an equally successful sequel.
In 2007, Efron appeared on the big screen in the remake of “Hairspray.” Shortly thereafter, Rolling Stone magazine called him “the new American heartthrob.” Efron eventually shed his Disney image and moved on to more mature roles. Some of his film credits include “The Lucky One,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” “New Year’s Eve” and “Neighbors.” His net worth as of April 2017 is $24 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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- Born: 1987
- Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California
What he’s up to now
Efron is in high demand in Hollywood. In 2016, he appeared in the movies “Dirty Grandpa,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.” He also had a voice role in several episodes of “Robot Chicken.” He has a role in the film “The Disaster Artist,” and is set to appear in the movies “Baywatch” (starring Dwayne Johnson) and “The Greatest Showman” (starring Hugh Jackman).
Along with his success in “High School Musical,” which earned two Primetime Emmy Awards, the movie vaulted Efron onto the Billboard charts. His duet with Vanessa Hudgens, titled “Breaking Free,” became the fastest-rising single in history, moving from No. 86 to No. 4 in just two weeks. He’s received six Teen Choice Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, four MTV Movie Awards, a Hollywood Film Award and three Bravo Otto Awards, among others.
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