Parker Schnabel, a gold miner and reality television star, was born on July 22, 1994, in Haines, Alaska, in the United States. Since 2010, he has been in the Discovery Channel reality series “Gold Rush: Alaska.” He is in charge of his grandfather John Schnabel’s mine, Big Nugget.
Parker Schnabel, a child of Nancy and Roger Schnabel, is a descendant of renowned gold miner John Schnabel. It was only a matter of time until the young Parker joined the family business since his family has been actively involved in the mining industry and runs the Big Nugget mine. Parker made the decision to forgo further schooling after successfully completing high school and instead dedicated himself entirely to the gold mining industry.
What Is Parker Schnabel’s Net Worth?
American gold miner and reality television personality Parker Schnabel has a $8 million fortune. The long-running reality TV program Gold Rush and its spinoff Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail made him famous.
Parker began working for Big Nugget Mine Company at the age of 16, and soon after that, he was cast in the renowned reality TV program “Gold Rush: Alaska.” Initially, Parker was just a helping hand for his sickly grandfather John, but after he left the mine and subsequently passed away, Parker took over the Big Nugget mine and was given the responsibility of overseeing all operations.
As he became older, Parker made the decision not to go to college and used his college savings to launch his own company and upgrade the equipment at the Big Nugget mine.
Parker On July 22, 1994, Russell Schnabel was born in Haines, Alaska. He has a brother named Payson and his parents are Roger and Nancy Schnabel. Parker Schnabel began working in the mining industry when he was just five years old.
Parker spent his formative years working for Big Nugget, a mine owned by his grandfather John Schnabel. Before his feet even touched the pedals, he was manipulating large machinery.
When Parker Schnabel became famous and participated in the varsity basketball team, he was still a senior in high school. Parker, an enthusiastic traveler and outdoorsman, planned to concentrate on geology or mining studies in college with the goal of eventually returning to manage the family mine.
After graduating, he took over management of the mine. Parker took over the day-to-day management of the mine after his grandfather John stood down from it. He took charge, managed a group of miners who were more than twice his age, and demonstrated his capacity for finding significant gold.
Parker controversially decided against attending college and instead left his mining hometown in search of new opportunities in the Yukon. He used money out of his own college trust fund to start the business.
Parker is one of the topics of the 2010 Discovery Channel program “Gold Rush Alaska,” sometimes referred to as “Gold Rush.” His involvement in the show is famous for the scenes in which he tried to assist the miners at the Porcupine Creek claim but found out they had no idea what they were doing.
In the fourth season of the show, he decides to leave his family mine and start over on his own. A staggering 1029 ounces of gold were discovered by Parker in the first year of running his own mining business.
From 2012 through 2016, Schnabel starred in the reality television program Gold Rush: The Dirt. He played the lead role in the 2017 season of the reality TV show Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail. On each of the three shows, he served as the producer. By the time he is 24 years old, Parker has already mined more than $13 million worth of gold.
Ashley Youle, an Australian veterinary nurse, and Parker Schnabel dated. Alongside him, she was shown on the reality program working in the Klondike. After two years, Parker announced their separation in December 2018. He was said to be dating Sheena Cowell, the associate producer for his show, in 2019.
He admits to being a workaholic who puts his mining job above his personal life. He spent almost $950,000 for a large residence with all the latest conveniences in Alaska, his dream home. When Parker announced on Facebook in January 2017 that he would soon be showing his kid to the world, he infuriated his admirers by twisting the story to reveal that the said “baby” was actually his new dog.