|Estimated value:||€20.5 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Zac Efron is an American actor and singer.
Zachary “Zac” David Alexander Efron was born in California, where he grew up with his brother Dylan. His father, an engineer, encouraged him to pursue acting when he was young. Efron then joins his high school’s theater group, where he particularly enjoys the singing parts. His acting teacher recognized his great talent, encouraged him and later even put him in touch with an acting agent. At the age of 15, Efron had his first small TV roles, for example in the popular shows “Emergency Room” and “Firefly”.
Zac Efron celebrated his first successes with the music film “High School Musical” by Disney. Two more parts of the popular musical film starring Efron followed. In 2007, he starred alongside stars like John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in the music film remake Hairspray, where he also sang the songs himself. Two years later, Efron is back in a high school movie, starring in “17 Again – Back to High School.” Later, the actor was also seen in other film genres, for example in the literary adaptation “How by a miracle”. He also appeared musically from time to time. In 2009, Efron sang a musical medley alongside Beyonce, Hugh Jackman and other hit stars at the Oscars. In 2011, he starred in the film “Happy New Year” alongside some world stars such as Jessica Biel and Sarah Jessica Parker. In addition, Efron was able to convince in other Hollywood productions (including the thriller “The Paperboy” or the comedy “Bad Neighbors”). “Bad Neighbors” was so successful in cinemas that the second part of the comedy about a neighborhood dispute was filmed in 2016. The TV adaptation “Baywatch”, in which Efron also played, was also a success: in Germany alone, the film attracted two million viewers to the cinemas, and the comedy took around 178 million dollars worldwide.
Disney’s music film “High School Musical” made Efron an overnight star. The second part of the film series even set a record on US cable television: the film reached 17.24 million viewers on the day it was broadcast. The songs of the well-known music film all reached the charts. According to “Forbes Magazine”, Zac Efron was one of the highest-earning young actors in Hollywood in 2008: between 2007 and 2008 he is said to have received fees of between 15 and 22 million euros. He also made a name for himself musically: For his record “The Other Side” he was awarded a platinum record in Great Britain and the USA.
“When you’re young it all feels like the end of the world, but it’s not, it’s just the beginning.”
“A lot of people ask, ‘Wouldn’t you like to play psychos again to change your image and prove you can act?’ But that’s not who I am.”
“There is a way to radiate negativity to appear rebellious. But I’ve always found a taste for a different kind of rebellion. I put everything in a positive light, trying to enjoy everything I do – all the time.”
“I believe in destiny. I believe fate opens doors for you, but it’s up to you whether you let it.”
“Great advice comes from people who’ve lived a whole lot longer than you.”
“I have never tried to create a fake image for myself. I’m just Zac.”
Zac Efron not only has great singing talent, he has also been playing the piano and clarinet since he was eleven. Efron also attracted media attention at times with his private life: he was in a relationship with his film partner from “High School Musical”, Vanessa Hudgens, for years.
|Estimated value:||€20.5 million|