Zac Efron net worth and salary Zac Efron is an American actor and singer who has a net worth of $18 million. Zac Efron was raised in Southern California and began acting professionally at the age of eleven. He soon landed a slew of minor roles and television guest spots before appearing in the breakaway Disney Channel hit "High School Musical" and its two sequels. His success with the High School Musical franchise placed Zac on Hollywood's radar and on the Billboard charts. Five songs from the movie appeared on the Billboard. The song "Breaking Free," a duet with Vanessa Hudgins, was the fastest-rising single in the history of Billboard, moving from #86 to #4 in two weeks.
Zac's fame continued to grow with High School Musical 2 in August 2007. He was the most-searched-for celebrity on IMDB.com that year. High School Musical 3: Senior Year earned him MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance and Best Kiss. Later, Efron continued his musical streak and took on the role of Link Larkin in the remake of Hairspray, though none of his post-High School Musical roles have required singing. Since then, Efron has appeared in dozens of films and television shows including 17 Again, and Me and Orson Welles. Efron dated his High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgins for several years.