Parker Schnabel has an estimated net worth of $8 million as an American gold miner and reality television star.
He is most known for his roles in the long-running reality television series Gold Rush and its spin-off Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.
Parker’s Childhood Russell Schnabel was born on July 22, 1994, in the town of Haines in the state of Alaska.
He has a brother, Payson, and his parents are Roger and Nancy Schnabel. Since he was five years old, Parker Schnabel has been working in the mining industry.
Parker grew up working for Big Nugget Mining, which was founded by his grandfather, John Schnabel. Before his feet could even touch the pedals, he began handling heavy machinery.
Parker Schnabel was a varsity basketball player while still in high school when he became a celebrity.
Parker, an avid adventurer, and outdoorsman planned to study geology or mining in college with the goal of returning to the family mine to run it.
After graduation, he took over the mine’s daily operations. Parker stepped in to fill his grandfather John’s shoes after he retired from day-to-day mine operations.
He assumed over and led a crew of miners more than twice his age, demonstrating that he was capable of finding serious gold.
Instead of going to college, Parker took the contentious decision to leave his native mining location in search of new opportunities in the Yukon territory. He used money from his own college trust fund to start the business.
Parker appears in the Discovery Channel series “Gold Rush Alaska,” sometimes known as “Gold Rush,” which premiered in 2010.
His appearances on the show are best remembered for the episodes in which he sought to assist the miners at the Porcupine Creek claim, only to discover that they had no idea what they were doing.
The show’s fourth season recounts his desire to leave his family mine and start out on his own. Parker discovered an incredible 1029 oz of gold in his first year of operating his own mining company.
From 2012 through 2016, Schnabel starred in Gold Rush: The Dirt, a reality television series. He starred in Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, a spin-off reality TV series, in 2017. On each of the three shows, he served as a producer. By the age of 24, Parker had already extracted over $13 million in gold.
Ashley Youle, a veterinary nurse from Australia, was Parker Schnabel’s girlfriend. She worked in the Klondike with him and was featured on the reality show. Parker said their two-year relationship had ended in December 2018.
Sheena Cowell, his associate producer for his show, was said to be his new love in 2019. He admits to being a workaholic who puts his mining career ahead of his personal life.
In Alaska, he purchased his ideal home, a magnificent mansion with all contemporary conveniences valued at over $950,000.
Parker enraged supporters in January 2017 when he announced on Facebook that he would soon be showing his baby to the world, only to reveal later that the “baby” in question was his new puppy.