Zac Efron is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $18 million. Born on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, his father is David and his mother is Starla. His father is an electrical engineer and his mother a secretary. They worked together for the same power plant and that is how he was raised his entire life. He is one of two boys in the family, and he describes his upbringing as completely normal and just like most everyone else his age. He describes it as middle-class and perfectly nice. However, he was a class clown. Though he did not make bad grades, and he describes himself as the kind of kid who would flip out if he got anything less than an “A” on his work in school.
In 2006 when he graduated from high school, Zac Efron decided to go to college. He was accepted into the University of Southern California. He later decided, though, that he would go on to defer for one year so that he could pursue his acting career. He’d been acting since 2002 at that point, making minor role appearances in shows on television (ER and The Guardian) and he wanted to do more with his life in acting. He decided to try out for a few new projects that were being touted in Hollywood, but he had no idea just how far he’d be able to take his career or how far it would really take off for him. When he was cast as a character in a made-for-television movie the Disney Channel was producing back in 2005, he didn’t have a clue that it would turn him into a household name for the rest of his life.
It was a little movie called “High School Musical,” and it starred a bunch of kids that had minor roles before and no real fame to speak of. The movie was an instant success, and the Disney Channel decided to capitalize on that and make a few more of them. The kids in the movie suddenly became the most famous kids in the world, and they all took off to begin careers of their own that are outstanding and more than just a little impressive. Zac Efron was one of the most famous to come out of the bunch, mostly in part to his handsome good looks.
Despite his fame, however, Zac Efron has faced a few battles in his personal life. Throughout his time as a famous young man with women and drugs at his disposal, he became an alcoholic and a drug addict. He abused the substances he was given, and he became very ill as a result. He ended up in fights with homeless men, and he was in trouble left and right. Fortunately, he made it an effort to get help for his addictions in 2013. He’s been able to maintain his sobriety since then, but he has maintained that it is a constant struggle in his daily life to do just that.
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