In addition to being one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush reality TV show, Parker Schnabel has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of a family-owned Big Nugget Mine mining company since the age of 16. Find more facts about his Girlfriend, Wife, Grandfather, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, House.
Parker Schnabel’s Bio, Age
Parker Schnabel was born on July 22, 1994, in Haines, Alaska, where he spent most of his childhood with his brother Payson.
His parents are Nancy and Roger Schnabel. Parker Schnabel’s father and grandfather are well-known miners. Roger is also in the construction and ownership of Southeast Road Builders.
The star of the reality series was interested in mining from an early age, which is not surprising since his father and grandfather are also in the industry.
He reportedly used his tuition fees to create his own mining company. Subsequently, his exceptional expertise in mining earned him a spot in Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush television series. In the fourth season of the series, Parker found 1029 ounces of gold and in the fifth season, he found a large amount of 3362 oz of gold worth nearly $3.7 million. In total, it is estimated that he extracted more than $13 million in gold.
After participating in the show since its debut in 2010, Parker announced in 2017 that he will play in his own three-part docuseries, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.
According to People, the show will feature young Parker and his team as they tackle Alaska’s great wilderness in the footsteps of former gold miners.
The series, which is already in its second season, saw Parker and Rick Ness attempt the Klondike trail through Chilkoot Pass and up the Yukon River to Dawson City, the very heart of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.
Parker Schnabel and his adventurous crew will be looking for a concession of virgin gold and, in doing so, will face challenges that could take the form of meeting dangerous animals that will not blink their eyelids before attacking them for dinner.
Parker’s new series is produced by Raw Television for Discovery Television, Dimitri Doganis while Ceri Smith is the production director and Peter Campion, alongside Mark Carter, are series producers.
Matthew Vafiadis and Bill Howard are also the executive producers of Discovery Channel and Jessica Mollo is also an associate producer.
Parker Schnabel’s Wife, Girlfriend, Grandfather
There’s no record of Parker’s marriage or divorce. However, he has a girlfriend named Ashley Youle. The couple has been together for some time now.
Parker Schnabel confirmed his relationship with Asley to Maxim in 2016. According to him, he met Ashley in Australia, invited her to visit him and she came. The couple has remained together since then despite rumors that Asley is with him for his money,
The young master, as he is called, said, however, that they were not yet ready to settle in, but simply to get to know each other better and have fun.
Parker’s grandfather, John Schnabel, is a well-known miner. According to Parker, his grandfather had a major influence on his career in gold mining, growing up with him on the mine site, leading the equipment and learning everything there was to do in the mining industry.
He said in an interview that his grandfather has a lot of credit for keeping him online, while his whole family and community in Haines, Alaska, have done a lot for him.
Sadly, John died in 2016, at the age of 96, after a long battle with cancer and other health problems.
Parker is 5 feet 9 inches high with a well-structured body weighing 75 kg. Further information about his exact silhouette in detail is not available online.
He was also interested in playing basketball. He is active on Facebook with more than 800,000 followers and on Twitter 196,000.
Net Worth, House
Parker Schnabel has an estimated net worth of about $2 million. He not only won fame in the gold rush but also fortune.
Parker’s annual salary would be $500,000.
The young gold miner, like any other celebrity, would have bought a comfortable home – this information has not been confirmed, however.