Parker Schnabel is an American reality star and gold miner who rose to prominence from the American television show Gold Rush that airs on Discovery. The show is about gold mining efforts of various family-run mining mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon.
Schnabel is also well-known for his appearance in Gold Rush: Alaska and his spin-off Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail. Back in his college, Parker used his college fund to set up his own mining operation and found an impressive 1,029 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million. As per various sources, Schnabel is worth $8 million as of 2020.
How Did Parker Schnabel Earn His Million-dollar Fortune?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Parker is estimated at around $8 million as of late 2019. Whereas, as of 2020, the 26-year-old reality star is reported to be worth around $10 million. He amassed his multi-million dollar wealth from his appearance in various gold mining TV shows.
According to various online tabloids, he is estimated to make $25,000 per episode to $500,000 throughout the whole season. In the United States of America, a television personality makes $19.90 – $39.84 per hour to $46,758 – $69,279 per year.
Parker reportedly owns a mansion worth $950k in Alaska. According to Zillow, the median house price in Alaska ranges around $301,660.
Let Us Look Through Parker’s Journey To Fame & Fortune
Following his high school graduation, Schnabel used his college fund to set up his own mining operation instead of attending college. Surprisingly, he found 1,029 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million in his rookie season in the Klondike.
During the opening season, he tried his luck in mine from one of his grandfather’s property, however, things didn’t work out well for him.
He then began appearing in the reality show Gold Rush which stars family involved in gold mining and makes a living out of it. He rose to prominence when he led the team of miners twice his age and made a profit worth $1.5 million.
From 2012 to 2016, he appeared in the TV series Gold Rush: The Dirt. He also appeared in the 2010 reality television show Gold Rush: Alaska. In 2017, he starred as himself in the spin-off Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.
A Short Biography Of Parker
Parker Russell Schnabel was born on 22nd July 1994 in Haines, Alaska to Roger Schnabel and Nancy Schnabel. He holds an American nationality and has white ethnic descent.
He grew up alongside his brother Payson in Porcupine Creek, Alaska. Following his high school graduation, he began working as a gold miner.
Is The Gold Rush Star Dating Anyone?
Schnabel is reportedly single at the moment. Previously, he was in a relationship with a woman named Ashley Youle who is a veterinary nurse.
The duo first met in Australia back in 2016. They started going out and eventually fell in love. The couple dated for about two years before parting their ways in 2018.
Social Media Profile
As of February 2020, Parker has 309k followers on Instagram and 207.5k followers on Twitter. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he is estimated to make $927.75 to $1,546.25 per paid post from Instagram where he has a 5.97% engagement rate.