Parker Schnabel is all set to start a new adventure in season 8 of Gold Rush. At only 23, he has his own mining operation and stars on a hit reality show. If you want to know more about Parker Schnabel’s girlfriend and more about his life, then take a look at our Parker Schnabel wiki.
Parker Schnabel’s Wiki
Born on July 22, 1994, in Haines, Alaska to Roger and Nancy Schnabel, Parker Schnabel’s age is 23. He has a younger brother, Payson, and was raised in Porcupine Creek, standing tall at about 5’9”, and is the grandson of the late John Schnabel, who founded the family’s gold mine, Big Nugget. Schnabel decided against going to college, instead using the money to start his own mining operation.
Parker Schnabel’s Net Worth
It look like that risk paid off, as Parker Schnabel’s net worth is estimated to be $3.0 million, thanks to his work at Big Nugget, and being on the hit Discovery Channel show, Gold Rush.
At the young age of 16, Schnabel took over the family business and proved that he was able to operate and direct a team of experienced miners twice his age. He also discovered a good amount of gold after using his college fund to start his own mining operation, finding 1029 oz. of gold in Klondike, Yukon in Northwestern Canada.
Who is Parker Schnabel’s Grandfather?
John Schnabel was born in 1920 in Kansas. During World War II, he joined the Army Air Corps, and married Erma Dire in 1950. The couple have five kids. In 1986, after undergoing bypass surgery, he decided to become a gold miner as a way to stay active. He ran The Big Nugget mine until his grandson took over. Schnabel passed away in his sleep in March 2016 after battling cancer and surviving multiple health scares. He was 96.
Parker Schnabel on Gold Rush
Schnabel earned fame and fortune thanks, in part, to Gold Rush, as well as its spin-offs, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail and Gold Rush: The Dirt. His search for more gold continues tonight in season 8 of Gold Rush.
Gold Rush season 8 premieres October 13, at 9:00 p.m. EST on Discovery.
Parker Schnabel’s Girlfriend
The 23-year-old has been dating Ashley Yule for quite some time now. In light of claims that she is only with him for his money, Schnabel said, “Ashley and I met in Australia. We hit it off pretty well so I invited her over to spend some time in North America. Neither one of us knew what to expect but we had a lot of fun — she’s super easygoing, which is what you need out at a place like that. Ashley just rolls with the punches and helps out where she’s needed. If we need her to drive trucks she’ll drive trucks. She ended up cleaning gold a lot of the summer or helping do fuel things or whatever we needed her around the place. She stayed busy and tried to stay out of my way when I’m in rage mode. Yeah, it was fun. It was a good summer. I’m really glad Ashley was there for it.”
When asked about their plans for marriage, Schnabel revealed, “I’m not getting married anytime soon. I did just spend Christmas and New Years with Ashley over in Australia though. So that was a lot of fun.”