|€ 20.5 million
|October 18, 1987
|Country of origin:
|United States of America
|Source of wealth:
Zac Efron is an American actor and singer.
Zachary “Zac” David Alexander Efron was born in California, where he also grew up with his brother Dylan. His father, an engineer, encouraged him to start acting when he was young. Thereupon Efron joins the theater group of his high school, whereby he particularly likes the vocal parts. His acting teacher recognized his great talent, promoted him and later even referred him to an acting agent. At the age of 15, Efron had his first small TV roles, for example in the popular programs “Emergency Room” and “Firefly”.
Zac Efron celebrated his first success with the music film “Highschool Musical” from Disney. Two more parts of the popular musical film with Efron in the lead role followed. In 2007 he can be seen alongside stars such as John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in the music film remake “Hairspray”, where he also sings the songs himself. Two years later, Efron can be found again in a high school film: In “17 again – back to high school” he plays the main role. Later you saw the actor in other film genres, for example in the literary adaptation “As by a miracle”. He also appeared musically from time to time. In 2009, Efron sang a musical medley with Beyonce, Hugh Jackmann and other successful stars at the Oscars. In 2011 he appeared alongside some world stars such as Jessica Biel and Sarah Jessica Parker in the film “Happy New Year”. In addition, Efron was able to convince in other Hollywood productions (including in the thriller “The Paperboy” or in the comedy “Bad Neighbors”). “Bad Neighbors” was so successful in the cinemas that in 2016 the second part of the comedy about a neighborhood dispute was filmed. The TV adaptation “Baywatch”, in which Efron also starred, was also crowned with success: in Germany alone, the film has already attracted two million viewers to the cinemas, and the comedy has made around $ 178 million worldwide.
Disney’s music film “High School Musical” made Efron a star overnight. The second part of the film series even reached a record on US cable television: the film reached 17.24 million viewers 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 best-earning young actors in Hollywood in 2008: Between 2007 and 2008, he was 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 are young, everything feels like the end of the world, but it’s not that, it’s just the beginning.”
“A lot of people ask, ‘Don’t you want to play psychos anymore to change your image and prove that you can act?’ But that’s not what I am. ”
“There is a way to exude negativity to be rebellious. But I’ve always enjoyed a different kind of rebellion. I turn everything in a positive light, try to enjoy everything I do – all the time. ”
“I believe in fate. I think fate opens doors for you, but it’s up to you whether you allow it. ”
“Great advice comes from people who have lived a long time longer than you.”
“I never tried to build a fake image for myself. I’m just Zac. ”
Zac Efron not only has great singing talent, he has also played the piano and clarinet since he was eleven. Efron occasionally also attracted media attention with his private life: he had been in love with his film partner from “Highschool Musical”, Vanessa Hudgens, for years.