Parker Schabel is a gold miner and a reality TV star of “Gold Rush.” He was born on July 22, 1994, in Haines, Alaska. He rose to worldwide fame as the gold mining prospect on Discovery TV show “Gold Rush.”
Follow with us to learn about the different aspect of his life including his illustrious career, net worth, family, who is his girlfriend?.
Career and Net Worth
The career choice he made is heavily influenced by family background. Parker’s grandfather John Schnabel was a gold miner and father, Roger Schnabel as well.
Parker grew up looking up to family elders even getting hands dirty during the early years. He learned to prospect, pan and operate equipment from his grandfather, who also supported him to become a gold mine boss.
A mere 16 of age Parker took the charge of Schnabel family mine at Big Nugget. There he led the crew much older and showcased the ability to find serious gold. Not to mention he was still enrolled in high school.
After graduating from school in 2012, Parker took a heavy leap starting his own gold mine. He used the college fund to set up the business. In the rookie year, he found an impressive 1,029 ounces of gold, worth a total of $1.4 million in the Klondike.
Parker Schnabel and Gold Rush TV show
The mining prospect soon rose to worldwide fame owing to his part in discovery channel show “Gold Rush”. Parker joined the cast from season 2 beginning, since has been a regular member of “Gold Rush” .
Despite the young age, Parker has shown the capabilities beyond. He has handled veterans like, Gene Cheeseman, even rookie Rick Ness who is now in charge of his own gold mine. At times Parker also turned out to be a heavy headed especially the way his relationship with Gene Cheeseman ended. At the end of season 5, Cheeseman left Parker Crew due to not being respected by Parker and refused to come back later in season 6.
Parker lost his grandfather John Schnabel at the age of 96, on March 18, 2016, who died in sleep. Despite the tragedy and losing the support of a veteran miner, Parker managed to turn the season into his best ever.
He ran two gold mine operation, one spearheaded by his right hand man Rick Ness. He extracted 4000 ounces of gold.
What is Parker Schnabel net worth?
Parker Schnabel has estimated current net worth of $2 M. The main source of income is Gold Mining. Apart from the mining, tv show involvement on Gold Rush generates him an impressive salary which is reported to be $25k per episode.
Who is Parker Schnabel girlfriend, is he married?
Parker indeed is not married. A while back he shared a relationship with Australian girlfriend Ashley Yule. Even though Veterinary nurse by profession, Ashley got along with him and helped out on mining grounds by driving trucks, fueling, and where she was capable.
Parker introduced his blonde haired girlfriend Ashley on the show. In the seventh season, he took her to mine in Klondike. She appeared in 25 episode of Gold Rush.
For the part how their relationship kick-started, Schnabel was in Australia covering the mining grounds. During the time he met Ashley. The two got quite well to the point Parker invited her to visit North America for the summer.
Despite an easy on the eye relationship, fans had no idea the relationship would last only for a few years. On Gold Rush season 8 episode “Win Big or Die Trying” aired on Mar 16, 2018, Parker announced the news of the breakup. He was not bitter having split from girlfriend but praised her saying she deserved man better than him. Also, Parker revealed being at fault having not set the girl his first priority. Currently, Parker is presumed to be dating his fellow cast member from Parker’s trail, Tyler Mahoney though its not official.
Parker Schnabel Family and sibling
Schnabel family Gold Rush history began from John Schnabel. John was born to Kansas wheat farmer. He extended his family name in sawmill industry in Alaska. He bought Porcupine Mill and renovated it to produce 10,000 feet of board wood per day.
It was later he turned to gold mining, during the late ’60s. Schnabel bought Big Nugget mine and started gold mining. He died on March 18, 2016, but his legacy continues among his sons and grandson.
Roger Schnabel (Parker’s dad) is one of five children from John. He is a gold miner, in addition, he is in construction and the owner of Southeast Road Builders. He is married to Nancy and gave birth to two children; Payson and Parker Schnabel.
The brothers grew up in Porcupine, Alaska. At a tender age, the two develop a passion for gold mining attributed to the effort of their grandfather who taught them to prospect, pan and operate equipment.
Parker is a well known gold miner while his brother Payson is more like a behind the scene guy. Even though he appeared in 4 episodes of Gold Rush he is yet to establish prominent figure like Parker.