Vanessa Hudgens Net Worth: How Rich Does the High School Musical Alum Has Become?

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Vanessa Hudgens rose to fame through her role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical franchise, but she has proven herself as a great actress as time goes by. Not only that, but she has also earned herself millions through her other TV and movie credits and her singing talent.

Vanessa Hudgens has had an opportunity to show her great musical and acting talent since she started in the business in the late 1990s. How much fortune has she made so far with her hard work and fame?

Vanessa Hudgens: The Making of a Great Star


The now-33-year-old star already showed her love for performing at an early age. When she was only 10, she was already part of musical theatre productions, like Carousel, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, The Music Man and Cinderella.

After a few years, she started appearing on TV and auditioning for different shows and commercials. After securing her first commercial, her family moved to L.A. to further her career.

She then got her first professional acting role when she played Tiffany on an episode of Still Standing. She then made an appearance on Robbery Homicide Division and made her film debut in Thirteen (2003).

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However, she started to climb the ladder of success in 2006, thanks to High School Musical. The film didn’t only feature her great acting talent. It also gave her a chance to show off her singing skills.

She recorded several songs for the film’s soundtrack that eventually became commercial hits, resulting in the release of her debut studio album, V, in 2006.

She then reprised her role in High School Musical 2, followed by the release of her second studio album, Identified, in 2008. She then did High School Musical 3: Senior Year.


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However, Vanessa Hudgens took a break from her singing career and focused on acting after that.

Vanessa Hudgens’ Long List of Movie Credits

After putting her attention to making movies, Vanessa Hudgens did Bandslam in 2009, Beastly in 2011, Sucker Punch in 2011, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012 and Spring Breakers, Gimme Shelter and The Frozen Ground in 2013.

It took her years before she made her big-screen appearance again with Dog Days, The Princess Switch and Second Act in 2018. It was followed by The Knight Before Christmas in 2019, in which she also served as an executive producer, and Bad Boys for Life in 2020.

Of course, she also made her TV appearances, like in the first and only season of Powerless on NBC in 2017.

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Meanwhile, aside from TV and movie projects, Vanessa Hudgens also participated in several stage productions. She joined the production of Rent in 2010 and Gigi in 2015.

She was also part of two Fox live musical presentations: Grease: Live in 2016 and Rent: Live in 2019.

With these credits on her list, Vanessa Hudgens is now worth $18 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

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