Parker Schnabel was born on the 22nd July 1994, in Haines, Alaska USA. and is a gold-miner and reality TV star, best known to the world for appearing in the reality series “Gold Rush: Alaska”, aired on the Discovery Channel since 2010. He runs the Big Nugget mine, owned by his grandfather, John Schnabel.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Born to Nancy and Roger Schnabel, Parker is a grandchild of famed gold miner John Schnabel. His family has been well into the mining business, operating the Big Nugget mine, and it was only a matter of time before the young Parker became a part of the family business. After he successfully finished high school, Parker decided not to continue his education, and instead became fully focused on the gold-mining business.
Parker joined Big Nugget Mine company when he was only 16 years old, and almost immediately became a part of the famed reality TV series “Gold Rush: Alaska”. Firstly he was only a hand to his ill grandfather, John, but once he left the mine and later passed away, Parker took over the Big Nugget mine and was named in charge of all the operations. As he was grew older, Parker decided not to attend college and used his college fund to start his own business, and improve the machines at the Big Nugget mine.
Rise to Prominence
In the first year mining on his own, Parker found a huge chunk of gold which weighed 1, 029 ounces, giving Parked a stunning sum of $1.4 million dollars. Moving on, Parker continued quite successfully, as he found another nugget of gold that measured as much as 3362 ounces, worth $3.7 million. All of his endeavors have been showcased in the reality series “Gold Rush: Alaska”, and since his debut, Parker has become an extremely popular cast member, featuring in over 150 episodes to date, which has certainly made him a television star.
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As his career progressed, Parker became more successful, and started standing out from the rest of the cast. His success resulted in the new reality series, focused just on his work, entitled “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail” (2017-2018), which has further increased his wealth. Parker has also appeared in other spin-off series, such as “Gold Rush: The Dirt” (2012-2016), “Gold Rush: South America” (2013), and “Gold Rush Pay Dirt” in 2017.
Do You Know How Rich Successful Gold Miner Parker Schnabel Is?
Parker joined the family business when he was only 16 years old, and since then has earned a name for himself in the gold-mining business. He now has his own company and has improved the family business too, so have you ever wondered how rich Parker Schnabel is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Schnabel’s net worth is as high as $3 million, which would seem very likely to increase as he continues his dual career.
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Do You Know About Parker’s Personal Affairs, Wife, Children?
When it comes to Parker’s life outside his professional career, he hasn’t revealed much of his personal life, however, he has been open about his romantic relationship with the Australian born Ashley Yule. The couple met while Parker was in Australia during his vacation in 2016, and on his invitation, she moved with him to the USA, and remained together until early 2018 when they split. Parker blames himself for the falling out as he became more focused on his job, rather than his relationship with Ashley.
Parker Schnabel Body Measurements, Weight, and Height
Parker was interested in basketball during his younger years but never grew enough to become a competitive basketball player. He stands at 5ft 9ins, (1.74m) while he weighs 166lb (75kgs). Well, instead of basketball, this height and weight have been enough for him to dive into the pool in search of gold.
Is Parker Schnabel on Social Media?
Parker can be found on such social media networks as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, through which he has kept in contact with his fans. On his official Facebook page, Parker has over 820,000 followers, with whom he has shared details from his work, announcing his most recent endeavors, such as the newest episodes of his own reality series “Parker’s Trail”, among many other posts. He is also active on Twitter, on which he has over 200,000 followers, promoting his work and sharing some of his personal ideas and opinions. Many of his tweets have gone viral, such as the most interesting details from the reality series “Gold Rush”.
He has a fan base of more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, who enjoy daily pictures from the more interesting locations along the Bering Sea, and inland Alaska, among other posts.So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful gold-miner and businessman, then this is a perfect opportunity for you, just follow links to his official pages.