Cast of High School Musical: How Much Are They Worth Now?Published on January 20, 2016. Updated June 28, 2018
No one could have guessed just how successful this musical television film would be. After its release in 2006, it became the most successful film that Disney Channel Original Movie had ever released. There were 7.7 million viewers for its premiere broadcast, and the soundtrack reached the top of the U.S. music charts. The musical phenomenon spawned 2 sequels; High School Musical 2 released in 2007, and the feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year released to theaters in 2008. And while the modern retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet tale was not received well by critics, the fans have spoken and have embraced the film’s young stars ever since. This list takes a look at just how much those actors have come to be worth:
10. Matt Prokop
Estimated Net Worth: $500,000. Matt Prokop joined the cast of High School Musical for the feature film in the third installment High School Musical 3: Senior Year. He got his start on Hannah Montana and has been in films like Conception, Cougar Hunting, and Struck by Lightening. He has also been in other shows like Modern Family and Perception. He’s become infamous for his relationship with Sarah Hyland, who received a restraining order from her for allegedly abusing her verbally and physically throughout their 4-year relationship. Prokop has dropped off the radar since 2013, but has earned himself an estimated net worth of $500,000!
9. Kaycee Stroh
Estimated Net Worth: $300,000. Kaycee Stroh is best known for her work with the High School Musical trilogy, playing Martha Cox and recording several soundtracks and singles for the movies including “Stick to the Status Quo” and “Work Out” that charted in the U.S. Since her time with the franchise, she’s been involved with several television series’ including Mother Goose Parade, The League, and Shapetown USA. It’s been announced that Stroh will play the role of Tara in the 2017 Christmas flick Holly, Jingles, and Clyde 3D. All of this work has amassed her a fortune of approximately $300,000!
8. Olesya Rulin
Estimated Net Worth: $1 million. Olesya Rulin has been seen on television shows since the early 2000s, and has played characters on Touched by an Angel and Everwood. Her first feature film was Mobsters and Mormons, but she is best known for her portrayal of Kelsi Nielson in the High School Musical franchise. Her resume has continued to expand and she’s also been in CSI: Miami, Greek, and The Mentalist, as well as films such as Major Movie Star, Flying By, and Expecting Mary. This Russian-born actress shows no sign of slowing down and her estimated net worth of $1 million will surely continue to grow!
7. Bart Johnson
Estimated Net Worth: Unknown. Celebrity Net Worth is currently reviewing Bart Johnson, best known as Coach Jack Bolton in the High School Musical franchise, but it’s fair to say that he must be worth a fair amount as he has had countless roles in film and television over the last decade. He’s also married to Robyn Lively, an actress with an estimated net worth of $500,000, so I’d say he’s doing alright!
6. Monique Coleman
Estimated Net Worth: $2 million. Monique Coleman has had an illustrious career in the TV biz, having appeared in countless series’ including Boston Public, Gilmore Girls, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Bones. She was also a contestant on the third edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on which she finished in fourth place. All of her television and film work has earned her a net worth of a whopping $2 million! Coleman is heavily involved in philanthropy including the charity dosomething.org, and she has been named the first ever UN Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth, and is currently touring to raise awareness of challenges facing youth.
5. Corbin Bleu
Estimated Net Worth: $4 million. Corbin Bleu has been involved in the acting biz since he was a kid, appearing in commercials for the Gap, Target, and Toys R Us. He’s also made appearances on the television series’ ER, The Amanda Show, and The Good Wife. His most notable roles include playing Chad Danforth on High School Musical, and as a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars on which he and his partner Karina Smirnoff were the runners up. He also had a role in Ovid and the Art of Love. All of his time spent on these projects have accumulated him an estimated wealth of $4 million!
4. Lucas Grabeel
Estimated Net Worth: $800,000. This High School Musical actor has got his hands in many cookie jars. In addition to acting, he is a singer-song writer, director, dancer, and a producer, and wearing all of these hats has earned him an estimated net worth of $800,000. Since his most notable role in High School Musical he’s appeared in many films and television programs including Milk, Dancing Ninja, Smallville, and the award winning series Switched at Birth. In 2007, he founded the production company 14341 where he made his directorial debut with a TV pilot called Regarding Beauregard. And in 2009, he sang and starred in the web series I Kissed a Vampire. He’s sure come a long way from his High School days!
3. Ashley Tisdale
Estimated Net Worth: $10 million. Ashley Tisdale got her start on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, but she really rose to prominence as the antagonizing Sharpay Evans in High School Musical. In 2006, she was signed by Warner Bros Records and released her first album the following year. It debuted at number 5 on the U.S. charts. Ashley has also been involved with voice actor work on the cartoon series Phineas & Ferb, and has been on many television series including Hellcats, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, and Clipped. Her reported income for Hellcats was $30,000 an episode, not bad! All of her television and recording work, has given her an estimated net worth of $10 million.
2. Vanessa Hudgens
Estimated Net Worth: $14 million. Vanessa Hudgens garnered many fans for her portrayal of Gabrielle Montez in High School Musical, and the role even landed her a recording contract. She’s released two albums, and since the completion the third installment of the High School musical franchise, she’s been focusing on her movie career. She’s been involved with many projects including Beastly, Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers, and she played Rizzo in the TV movie Grease: Live. All of this success has garnered her an estimated net worth of $14 million!
1. Zac Efron
Estimated Net Worth: $24 million. With the success of the High School Musical franchise, Zac Efron landed on the Hollywood radar. He had three successful films under his belt and five songs on the Billboard charts. He had also blossomed from a young man into an adult hunk and had caught the attention of female fans. He began starring in Hollywood flicks like 17 Again, The Lucky One, Neighbors, Neighbors 2 and Baywatch. What a dream come true! All of these films have kept Efron busy and have given him an estimated net worth of $24 million!