Five Things You Didn’t Know about Zac Efron

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Zac Efron is a popular actor and singer with a net worth of about $18 million. In the early 2000’s, Efron became a teen sensation for his lead role on the Disney Original Movie High School Musical. Efron continued to grow in popularity with his next gigs on the WB series ‘Summerland’ and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Since his early High School Musical days Efron has gone on to appear in over 15 films and various television shows. He remains one of the most popular young actors in Hollywood at the age of 26.

The basics aboout Zac Efron are pretty much common knowledge amongst his adoring female fans. For the pedestrian fan who knows about Efron and his work, you probably still are aware of the basics. So what else do we need to know about the perennial Forbes Celebrity 100 actor that we may not know already? To be clear, when we say Forbes Celebrity 100 we mean 100 of the top earning celebrities – Efron cracked that list before he was 21.

Here are a few facts you may not know about Zac Efron….

Double Punk’d

Due to his popularity he’s going to be a target for many reasons even practical jokes. Zac has been Punk’s twice! His first incident came in 2007 during the height of popularity for High School Musical. His second incident was at the hands of friend Hayden Panettiere in 2012. Efron was tricked into thinking he was getting busted for a hit and run he did not commit. Very funny stuff.

Dating Update

Not a mystery to anyone, Zac Efron was dating fellow High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens from 2007 to 2010. The stories around their relationship are a little hazy. It’s unsure as to when they started etc. but they were broken up completely by 2010. He’s been quite the busy man since then being linked to several celebrities including Lily Collins. His latest dating rumors are with Michelle Rodriguez, which are pretty much confirmed.

Mechanically Inclined

One of Zac Efron’s favorite hobbies is fixing up old cars. When the young star isn’t acting he’s sprucing up a Delorean and ’65 Mustang Convertible. Both cars were hand-me-downs from his grandfather. He’s only repaired two to date, but that number is surely going to rise.

Teacher Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s motorcycle cred is pretty legit. That scene in Top Gun is pretty awesome. Why not learn from the best? That’s exactly what Zac did – he learned to ride a motorcycle from Tom Cruise after bumping into him at the party. There’s been no word of them reenacting the Top Gun scene.

Simon Cowell Rejected

The sheer thought of Simon Cowell being rejected brings joy to the face of many. Well, Efron was a rejector. According to reports, Cowell offered Zac a record deal and he rejected it. Efron revealed that he did so because his priority was focusing on acting. He may have wanted to rethink that – just look at how popular One Direction is!

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