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Zac Efron has been on the acting scene for more than a decade, and he’s had some pretty major roles. His newest role is as infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in a biopic about the killer’s life. And Efron’s career shows no signs of slowing down. But how much is the actor worth?

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Efron rose to fame with the ‘High School Musical’ franchise

When Efron was young, his father encouraged him to study acting because it appeared he had a knack for it. Efron had some smaller roles when he was growing up, but it wasn’t until the premiere of “High School Musical” that the actor finally got the break he needed. Back in 2006, Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” premiere was one of the most successful the network had ever seen. The movie followed a new girl (Vanessa Hudgens) who met a boy (Efron) on a ski trip and reconnected with him when she moved to his hometown. The movie turned into a franchise with the making of “High School Musical 2” and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” and Efron was at the forefront of both. It’s estimated that he took home the largest paycheck from the third movie — about $4 million, which was roughly $1 million more than the next-highest-paid costar, Hudgens. (She reportedly earned $3 million.)

Since then, he’s starred in roles in movies such as ‘Neighbors’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’

But Efron’s acting career didn’t stop there. After the franchise was done, he continued to have roles in various successful movies, only building his net worth. He landed roles in “Hairspray” and “17 Again” as well as “Neighbors,” which all saw success at the box office. By 2015, he had an estimated net worth of $18 million — much greater than when he was working on the High School Musical franchise. He also starred in 2017’s “The Greatest Showman,” which earned more than $400 million worldwide. Efron has matured in both appearance and attitude since starring in High School Musical, which helped him land more mainstream roles as he aged.

Today, he’s worth an estimated $24 million

Most estimates put Efron’s net worth at roughly $24 million. Although he began acting at a young age, it was his starring role as basketball player Troy Bolton that put his name on the map and set up a future. Efron recently was cast for a new role, serial killer Ted Bundy, in a biopic about the killer’s life.

And his newest role as Ted Bundy will only bring in more money for the actor

Efron’s newest role has him portraying one of the most infamous serial killers of all time: Ted Bundy. Bundy reportedly murdered an estimated 30 women in the 1970s. The film details Bundy’s life from his longtime girlfriend’s point of view. Bundy’s girlfriend is played by actress Lily Collins. The film will reportedly make its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Efron has leaked a few photos of the filming to social media, which gives fans a look into the creepy role.

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