Vanessa Hudgens net worth: Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $5 million. Vanessa Hudgens has enjoyed success in both her careers. She is probably best known for her portrayal of Gabrielle Montez in the Disney Channel hit movie and soundtrack album High School Musical. Vanessa also earned critical acclaim for her role in the 2009 film Bandslam and appeared in other notable projects including on Drake & Josh and The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. Born in California, Vanessa spent her childhood in San Diego, where she started performing in musicals at the early age of eight. Then the future-star moved to Los Angeles, having won an audition for a commercial. But her journey didn't stop there. Hudgens went to England to study drama and music at Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College, after which she got back to LA where she landed roles on shows such as Quintuplets, Cover Me, and Still Standing, and movies like Thirteen and Thunderbirds. Vanessa's appearance in the 2006 phenomenon High School Musical, earned her a recording deal, so she began working on her album in the summer that year. Also, she went on a tour with fellow Disney sensations the Cheetah Girls. In 2007, she won the Choice Breakout Singer and Teen Choice Awards, while in 2008 she released her second album, Identified, in the US. Meanwhile, her fame was marked by a nude scandal, after her private, self-taken nude photographs were posted on the Internet. In the midst of the controversy, Disney decided to keep her in the franchise for the third High School Musical installment. In 2011, she appeared on the big screen in the Sucker Punch film. Vanessa's latest projects include Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, as well as Spring Breakers (2013), with Selena Gomez. Her profile boosted during her public romance with Zac Efron, which lasted from 2007 to 2010.