Zac Efron Net Worth (Updated 2022)

Zac Efron’s net worth is not what it used to be. He has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, earning many awards for his work over the years.

However, as time goes on, he has been making less money per movie. His recent movies were huge box office failures, and Zac’s net worth took a significant hit because of them.

Zac Efron’s Net Worth

As of 2022, Zac Efron’s net worth stands at $27 million. This is an impressive number for a man who started acting in the early 2000s.

Looking at his current career trajectory and considering that most actors get paid more in their thirties than they ever did during their twenties, it’s safe to assume that this young actor will be able to keep up with his earning potential for years to come.

Many factors influence Zac Efron’s net worth value, including his years of experience as an actor (he has starred in at least 17 different movies).

Endorsement deals with companies like Hasbro and Pantene shampoo are also vital contributors to his net worth.

Additionally, television appearances on shows such as “Scrubs” and guest-starring roles on popular TV series like “Two & A Half Men” contribute to his valuation.

The talented gent also has directing credits under his belt (for both short films and music videos) and producing credit for two feature-length projects that have not yet been released.

The figures above do not even include earnings from live concerts where he performs songs from various musical genres – pop, hip hop, rap, etc.

Zac was born on October 18th, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California. As a child, he showed great interest in acting and comedy.

However, his parents moved from place to place numerous times as he was growing up due to their careers.

In 1993 at the age of six, Zac made his debut with Disney Channel when they released a movie called A Will Of Their Own. Although the film wasn’t anything big, it was enough to spark his interest in acting.

After that, he went on to do the Nickelodeon sitcom called The Secret World of Alex Mack. The sitcom lasted four seasons and became one of the most popular shows.


Zac’s first breakthrough role came when he landed a part as Link Larkin in Hairspray (2007).

He auditioned for this film while still doing “The Death & Return Of Superman” by voicing several characters like Steel, Superboy/Kon-El, Lex Luthor, and Eradicator.

Although initially not cast due to having no formal singing experience, director John Waters decided to give him another chance.

The actor impressed everyone with an impromptu performance of “Good Morning Baltimore.”

He ended up landing the role and went on to release his debut album called ‘’Music from Hairspray.”


Efron has featured in many films that have grossed over $100 million at the box office throughout his career. This makes him one of the most successful actors in his generation.

Zac’s acting career began when he was spotted by talent scouts while visiting his grandmother on the set of “Matilda,” where Efron had a cameo role.

He would later receive other minor parts in various television series, including “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Summerland,” and even starred as Alex Standall in the popular TV show “The O.C,” which helped shoot Efron to stardom throughout 2004-2007.

Shortly after, Zac got major roles playing alongside Hollywood legends such as Johnny Depp (“Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”), Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, and Steve Carell (“Tropic Thunder”).

Since then, Efron has starred in a number of box office hits, including “Hairspray,” “17 Again”, and “High School Musical,” which helped the actor earn over $80 million from these roles.

In addition to his acting career, the now-34-year-old also started his own production company called Ninjas Runnin Wild Productions.

He also co-created another production company named Dushku/Danger Entertainment with Eliza Dushku.

He was even involved in directing projects such as the short film The Paperboy, released back in 2012. In 2016 alone, he earned an estimated sum of about $31 million, according to Forbes Magazine.