Zac Efron is an up-and-coming American actor and singer with a net worth of $18 million. Efron was raised in Southern California and began acting professionally at the age of eleven, playing a slew of minor roles and television guest spots beforeappearing in the breakaway Disney Channel hit High School Musical and its two sequels. His success there placed him on Hollywood's radar and on the Billboard charts—five songs from the movie appeared on the charts simultaneously, and "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.
His fame continued to grow with High School Musical 2—in August 2007, he was the most-searched-for celebrity IMDB.com—and 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 17 Again and Me and Orson Welles. Efron has been dating High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgins since they met on set in 2005.