Who is Parker Schnabel and what is his net worth 2018? Parker Schnabel is a gold miner who is best known for appearing in the Discovery Channel’s reality series ‘Gold Rush’. In the show, he is the leader of the team called ‘Grizzled Miners’. Before appearing in the Gold Rush, Schnabel has worked at the Big Nugget Mine. He began his career as a miner when he was 16 years old. He has always been known for his admiration and dedication towards his career. He invested an amount of $600,000 for a customised wash plant that helps to speed up mining. In the show, he has dug about 1029 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million.
Parker Schnabel was born on July 22, 1994, in Haines, Alaska. His full name is Parker Russell Schnabel. He was born to parents Nancy Schnabel and Roger Schnabel. He also has a brother named Payson. He was raised in Porcupine Creek, Alaska. His maternal grandfather John Schnabel is also a Gold Rush Star and is the founder of ‘Big Nugget Mine’. Schnabel also has a pet puppy that he has given his surname and called him Dozer Schnabel. The dog is a mix breed of German shepherd cross and black Lab. As a child, he wanted to study mining or geology but later dropped the idea.
Parker Schnabel has always maintained his personal life hidden out of public viewing. He has always had a respectable career and has never involved in any controversies or rumors. The handsome lad has been known to date, Ashley Yule.
Parker Schnabel got attracted to gold since he was a child. He began his career as a miner when he was 16 years old. He took over from the family business after his grandfather stepped down. He is a keen outdoorsman and he set up his own mining operation with his college fees. He did not attend the college and began to lead people at a very young age. While in his mining business ‘Big Nugget’, he used to lead people twice his age.
He was very successful in his business and then he appeared in the reality show on the Discovery channel called ‘Gold Rush’. In the show, as a rookie, Schnabel was in the Klondike. As a newcomer, he found 1029 ounces of gold which was worth $1.4 million in the first season and this was followed by gold worth $3.7 million dollars in the last season. He appeared in ‘Gold Rush’ alongside Rick Ness. With him on the show, Gold Rush has gone onto become one of the most-watched shows on television. He has appeared in several versions of Gold Rush in his career.
A TV mini-series ‘Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail’ was started in 2017. From 2011-2017 he was in the show ‘Gold Rush: Alaska’. From 2012-2016, he was in ‘Gold Rush: The Dirt’. In 2013, he was seen in ‘Gold Rush: South America’. In 2014, he appeared in the TV movie called ‘Parker’s Take’. He has also appeared as a guest on the show ‘Larry King Now’ in 2013.
In his career, the 24-year-old has mined gold over $13 million.
Net Worth of Parker Schnabel
Parker Schnabel had an incredible career at a very young age. He used his college funds to set his own mining industry. By appearing in the show ‘Gold Rush’ he has made good money for himself. Parker Schnabel’s net worth is an estimated $4 million.
Schnabel has appeared in several versions of ‘Gold Rush’. He has also done documentary movies called ‘Parker’s Take’ and ‘The Long Road’ in 2013. He has appeared in a total of 7 seasons of Gold Rush and was only 16 when he made his debut. His salary for a single was $75,000. However, he has been charging a hike in his salary by doubling it to $150,000 per season.
Parker Schnabel has found success both in his family business and also in Gold Rush. He has pulled out a total of 3362 oz of gold which is worth $3.7 million. In 2016, his grandfather John Schanel died in his sleep at the age of 96.