Zac Efron is an actor and singer. He became a child actor where he got a role in a High School Musical and High School Musical 2. Since this success, he has played in a range of films and also got television roles. So, what is his net worth now?
Zac Efron’s Net Worth
As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, now he has a net worth of $25 million. In 2008, he was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list at number 82. At that time, his earnings were estimated around $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008. In April 2009, his wealth was the same as around $10 million. In May 2015, there was information that he has a net worth of $18 million.
Zac Efron’s Early Life
Zachary David Alexander Efron is the complete name of Zac Efron. In San Luis Obispo, California, on October 18th, 1987, he was born. Efron was raised with his brother in Arroyo Grande, California.
His father is David Efron and he is an electrical engineer at a power station. His mother is Starla Baskett and she is an administrative assistant who worked at the same power plant.
Zac Effron was a student who was dedicated. He began to appear in his high school musical productions. He also took part in theater companies outside of school. In addition, he took singing lessons. His talent was known by his high school drama teacher. Zac Effron was connected with an agent in Los Angeles by her.
After he graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006, he was accepted into the University of Southern California. However, he decided to not attend. He attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. It is a community college which is located in Santa Maria, California. There, he made performances during the years of 2000 and 2001.
Zac Effron’s Career
Zac Effron started his career by playing minor roles in various TV shows. Those were Firefly, ER and The Guardian. Then, in 2004, his first recurring role was booked in the show Summerland. By 2005, he got a more central role in the show’s story.
In 2004, Zac’s film debut was Miracle Run and he became a nominee for a Young Artist Award for his performance. His major year in his career was in 2006. It marked the release of High School Musical. Until now, there are a lot of his fans who consider that this is his best film. It put him on the Hollywood’s radar and he became a hit among teen audiences. The film was released on DVD and then it was the fastest-selling TV film at the time.
Another musical where he played was Hairspray in 2007. It was his successful musical that could achieve impressive box office numbers. He appeared again in High School Musical 2 in 2007 where his fans were very happy and then in 2008 with High School Musical 3: Senior Year. In 2009, he got a role as the younger version of Matthew Perry’s character in 17 again.
Since 2009, he has tried to vanish his reputation as a child actor. Then, he played in Me and Orson Welles. It was a film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 before it was released widely. In 2010, he played in Charlie St. Cloud and it became a box office success even though it got negative reviews.
In 2011, he played in a more mainstream film entitled New Year’s Eve. He also joined the cast of Liberal Arts. It was a 2012 independent film which got positive reviews. In the same year, he also appeared in Paperboy. By most standards, it was a film which was a critical failure.
He voiced the animated film The Lorax and after that, he took roles in some films such as Parkland, The Lucky One, and At Any Price. In 2014, he played in his first romantic comedy entitled That Awkward Moment which was a film that got mostly negative reviews. In the same year, Neighbors was released. It was a movie where he played as a bad boy. This character contradicted his Disney characters in past years. However, for Zac, this character paved the way for more mature roles in the future. Some films where he got other mature roles that he played after this movie were We Are Your Friends in 2015, and Dirty Grandpa, an adult comedy in 2016.
He also played the same character in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Then, he got main roles in films such as Beach Bum, Baywatch, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
In 2019, there was an announcement that Zac Efron and his brother would play in a survival/ outdoor reality tv series entitled Kill The Efrons. In the same year, there was also an announcement that he would voice the character of Fred Jones in the Scooby-Doo animated film.
Zack Efron’s Other Ventures
In 2019, Zack Efron released his Youtube Channel. The contents often feature his brother and usually the contents focus on outdoor survival or fitness and diet. In 2020, his Youtube channel had more than 1.26 million subscribers.
He made a film production company named Ninjas Runnin’s Wild together with his brother Dylan. The operation of this company is under the Warner Bros. banner and it has played a part in some films such as That Awkward Moment and Dirty Grandpa. Ninjas Runnin’s Wild also makes contents in a digital format.
Zac Efron’s Awards
Here are some awards which were achieved by Zac Efron.
- In 2008, he won Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.
- In 2016, he won CinemaCon for Comedy Star of the Year.
- In 2008, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
- In 2009, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance.
- In 2014, he won the MTV Movie Award for Best Shirtless Performance.
- In 2015, he won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo shared with Dave Franco.
- In 2007, he won the Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Award for Fave Movie Star.
- and many more.