Zac Efron sure has come a long way from being nothing but some kid from Arroyo Grande with seemingly unreachable dreams and aspirations. There was once a time when he was nothing but an Arroyo Grande kid, but seemingly overnight, his career was soaring and flying (sorry, we just had to try and throw in an HSM reference in there somewhere).
Yes, that overnight success came the moment that High School Musical premiered on Disney Channel. From there, a few sequels and some family friendly flicks - like 17 Again, Hairspray, and The Lorax) followed so that Efron could coast off of that newfound fame from being a brand new Hollywood heartthrob. However, in the last few years thanks to films like Neighbors and Dirty Grandpa, Efron successfully shed that kid friendly image as the kid from Disney, and matured into an adult actor with range. His next movie sees him playing Ted Bundy for crying out loud! No one would have expected Troy Bolton to do that after dribbling and singing on the court.
Now, he is currently travelling around the world on a tv show for a new show coming to MTV. Talk about living the life. It is truly the luxuries of being rich and famous, and using those riches to go from country to country. And that's not all he spends his money on.
25 TRAVEL TO DUBAI
Spring 2017 saw Zac Efron go to Dubai for the sake of a Hugo Boss event to promote a new fragrance as the brand's spokesperson. This trip was not only for business, though. Efron took some time to make sure he found the opportunity to take some pleasure in the land's unique climate.
He took the time to ride camels in the Dubai desert at one point, and at another, he went to the Dubai Mall - where he was bombarded by fans - right before going to a private gala event at the Dubai Design District.
24 GOING TO BASEBALL METS DODGERS GAMES
Zac Efron is really big on baseball. Even before he starred in Charlie St. Cloud - a film which in plenty of respects is centered around baseball - Efron had a special fondness for the sport. Now that he has a net worth of $24 million, he uses much of those funds to go to baseball games.
He is often seen attending local Los Angeles Dodgers games, and a couple years back, he and his Greatest Showman co-star Hugh Jackman went to a Mets game together as part of their budding bromance.
23 TRAVELLING TO DENMARK
Once upon a time ago, Zac Efron used to date designer, stylist, creative director, and social media influencer Sami Miro. The two broke up in 2016 after spending two years together, but from the looks of it, it was fun while it lasted.
Their romance together included couples trips outside of the country, as they were seen dining together in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark is known for being host to many fine Nordic cuisines, and are raved about for their restaurants.
22 FISHING WITH HIS BRO IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
While Zac Efron's brother Dylan didn't go the same acting route as his big bro, Dylan too is in the movie business. He has worked as an assistant on the set's crew for the films Get Hard, Chips, and Unforgettable. He is also currently working as an assistant on his brother's MTV documentary show, and they're currently filming around the world together.
The two brothers have a lot to bond over, and one of those things is fishing. Last year in February, the two went fly fishing together in upstate New York.
21 BUYS NEW PHONE FOR A FAN
We are all prone to getting a little excited whenever we come face to face with our heroes, but for a young man named Ahmed, he might've been a little too excited when he ran into Efron while he was filming Baywatch.
Ahmed tried to run after the actor in his car for a Snapchat video, but instead, he dropped his phone. After seeing the fan's phone shatter into pieces, Efron stepped out, and was kind enough to let Ahmed take a video with him. On top of that, Efron bought Ahmed a new phone, which according to Ahmed, cost $949.99.
20 BUYING A PAINTER OF CHANCE THE RAPPER
Zac Efron loves Chance the Rapper. Then again, we all do. It's hard not to love a humble, wholesome Grammy winning activist who donates money to schools and just makes dope rap music.
Efron especially caught a big case of the love bug over Chance. Not only does he make an effort to buy the rapper's merch, he bought a giant art piece of the rapper's face. From the looks of it, Efron is more than proud to own this piece of fan memorabilia.
19 A 3 HAT
The 3 Hat is Chance the Rapper's signature hat that he wears as part of his signature look everywhere he looks. He has been wearing it ever since he dropped what was appropriately his third project - the Grammy winning Coloring Book - and it has been a staple of his image ever since.
With Efron being such a big fan of Chance the Rapper, it makes sense that he would pick up a 3 Hat for himself as well. He's been spotted a few times wearing the hat, so he must love it.
18 TRAVELLING TO NEPAL
During the middle of summer 2018, reports were brewing about Zac Efron being in Nepal following a social media post where he stated he was "going off the grid" with his brother Dylan for a few days. Before we knew it, he was spotted in Nepal.
Further speculation was that he was there to film his new upcoming show for MTV where he travels the world to try new cuisines in different places of the world. Whether he was filming or not, we bet he had a blast.
17 AN ALBUM OF CELINE DION'S GREATEST HITS
Zac Efron is a proud fan of Celine Dion, which explains why he made a point to sing a cover version of Cion's "Because You Loved Me" song for a scene in Dirty Grandpa.
Zac Efron is such a big fan that he bought himself a Greatest Hits album that compiles all of Celine Dion's best songs, at least that is what he told Vogue once. As if having a Greatest Hits album was not good enough, he also owns other albums from Dion as well.
16 TRAVELLING TO EUROPE
Due to a hectic schedule as an actor that demands him to travel all over the world to promote his movies, Zac Efron has been all over Europe, and back again. In fact, he is in Europe right this second as we speak.
Although, unlike Zac Efron's usual press run, interview, or the typical red carpet premiere appearance, he is in Europe on vacation. More specifically, he is in Sardinia; getting bombarded by random herds of sheep he finds up his road, apparently.
15 BUYING MOTORCYCLES TO RIDE (THANKS TO TOM CRUISE)
While Zac Efron is not "into" motorcycles per se, he sure is into Tom Cruise. He has made it known that he is a major fan of Tom Cruise, and when the two met at a party, the Oscar nominated actor made an interesting offer to Efron.
He offered to teach Efron how to ride a motorcycle. Obviously, Efron wasn't going to say no to a legend like Tom Cruise, and after a few lessons, he knew how to ride a motorcycle. We'd like to think Efron might've bought himself a bike or two so that knowledge didn't go to waste. To be fair, he did drive a motorcycle in Baywatch.
14 TRAVELLING TO LONDON
Zac Efron was spotted last September litter picking in London, but he volunteered to do so as part of an environmentalist heavy documentary that he is currently filming for Netflix. While this is the first time that any of us had seen Efron litter picking in public, this was not the first time he traveled across the pond.
Efron often makes a trip whenever he has a movie premiering over there. He has done press runs there too. On occasion, for example, he's been known to pop up for an interview on the UK based Graham Norton Show.
13 GETTING HIS GRANDPA'S 1965 MUSTANG REMODELED
No, not Robert De Niro. That was just his co-star on Dirty Grandpa. We are talking about Zac Efron's real grandpa this time. A grandfather who left behind one gnarly looking old school 1965 era Mustang.
Efron spent two years working on the car, and putting some money into it whenever he had the chance so that he could have it refurbished. He revealed the sick ride in an IG post saying "After 2 years of remodeling, my grandpa's 1965 Mustang is finally ready. It's a beast. Shoutout to Grandpa Efron."
12 TRAVELLING TO ITALY
Zac Efron was spotted in Italy running into a herd of sheep last month in October, but it was far from his first appearance in The Boot.
In 2012, he was seen having lunch with Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman, among other friends. Two years later in 2014, he was on a holiday vacation with Michelle Rodriguez by his side. He was also seen working on his cardio on a run with Gianluca Vacchi around the same time.
11 TRAVELLING TO RIO
In 2016, Zac Efron flew all the way out to Brazil for the Rio Olympics to meet gold medalist Simone Biles. He snapped a couple pics for his social media with the decorated gymnast, but he didn't go all the way to Rio just to flick one up for the Gram with a champion.
Efron would later explain to The Today Show that he made the trip because he found out Biles and her team were fans. He had admired the gymnast's career from afar and when he discovered she was a fan of his work, he figured "What kind of guy am I if I don't show up?"
10 TRAVELLING TO AUSTRALIA
Zac Efron recently visited The Land Down Under last year in order to attend the country's premiere of his new movie The Greatest Showman, but it was not the first time by any means that the actor had visited the country.
Efron himself has gone on record saying that he loves the beautiful country of Australia. In fact, he has "fallen in love" with the country, its culture, people, beaches, and of course, the fans there. He also made a point to mention he frequently visits the country and has made "great friends" there.
9 AUDI S5
Zac Efron looks like he is a big fan of the Audi car model, considering that he has a couple of them in his garage. Arguably the nicest of those Audi rides in Efron's garage would have to be the Audi S5.
With a price range starting at $52,400, the Audi S5 and weighing in at 4,211 pounds, the Audi S5 has a horsepower engine of 354. If that's not enough to sway our readers into buying one of these, just know that the Audi S5 comes with an A+ navigation system and camera combo.
8 AUDI S6
As if owning an Audi S5 was not satisfying enough for Zac Efron, he moved on to buy the next best thing: an Audi S6. The Audi S6 can do everything that the Audi S5 can do and more at eve faster speeds as well.
The Audi S6 has an even higher horsepower at 450. Of course, when everything is better, bigger, and better than it was in the last model, that also means it is more expensive. The Audi S6 is $71,900 this time.
7 GOING TO HOME DEPOT
A guy can never be too famous to pick up their own supplies from Home Depot. Not even Zac Efron, who was spotted in 2012 shopping out of a Home Depot in Los Angeles.
Spotted on a cold January day in the middle of the winter - as per a report from Just Jared - Efron was seen buying fire logs, a portable heater, a lamp, some pots, and several other gardening items. We wonder if Efron was just trying to heat up for the winter, or if he was working on some kind of garden.
6 HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME
In 2013, Zac Efron bought himself a big ole house in Hollywood Hills for $3.995 million. The purchase came shortly after his second stint in rehab and it seems as though he bought a new house in hopes of searching for a fresh start.
This Hollywood Hills home was the perfect space for such a fresh start, as it stretches out to 5,644 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gourmet chef's kitchen, and even a spa with a waterfall. He sold it a year later for $2.75 million.
5 LOS FELIZ HOME
That previously mentioned Hollywood Hills home was not the only crib that Zac Efron owned in Los Angeles. In another part of Los Angeles - in Los Feliz, Efron bought himself a house that cost $3.9 million that sat six miles away from his last Hollywood Hills home.
Between the huge balcony, the indoor pool table, the outdoor pool, and everything else that lies in between, it would be easy for anyone to fall in love with this one here.
4 MAINTAINING AN INTENSE WORKOUT AND DIET PLAN
Audiences might have noticed that Zac Efron looked uncharacteristically ripped in Baywatch. Truth be told, anyone who has to stand next to a hulking man like The Rock would be smart to pack on some extra muscle beforehand so they don't look too puny.
Going into Baywatch, Efron committed to an intense workout regiment and an even stricter diet plan. Stuff like this costs time and money to seriously commit to, and as we all know, Efron - at the very least - has plenty of money. It costs a lot to buy specific healthy foods and clock in overtime at the gym.
Plenty of actors tip their hats into the producer or executive producer race in order to finance their own films, and Zac Efron is no different. So far in his career, he has only produced one movie and it was the 2014 romantic comedy That Awkward Moment which he starred in alongside Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller.
His producing debut seemed to have been a successful endeavor seeing as the movie was a hit; making $40.5 million at the box office from an $8 million budget. He is also executive producing that aforementioned MTV doc show.
2 HIS CASE STUDY HOUSE
For those confused as to what exactly a case study house is, they were experiments orchestrated by Arts & Architecture magazine between 1945 and 1965 to try to build major inexpensive models in the L.A. region.
Five decades later, Zac Efron happened to buy one of those houses that were built in 1947. He didn't have it for too long as he sold it in 2014 for $2.849 million, but for what it was worth, that house looked stylish and lucrative.
1 BUYING OUT THE ARROYO GRANDE THEATRE
Zac Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, but he moved to and was raised in Arroyo Grande, California. While Arroyo Grande is a long ways from Hollywood - a little over three hours, to be exact - native born Efron has never forgotten where he came from, and continues to visit to this day.
Last year, in light of his latest film The Greatest Showman, Efron bought out the Fair Oaks Theatre in Arroyo Grande and basically gave free tickets away for his movie as a special thank you to the streets that raised him.
References: rollingstone, Just Jared, Today