Parker Schnabel is an American gold miner. He is famous for his appearance in the Discovery Channel’s reality series, Gold Rush. He has also been featured in numerous films and television series. Schnabel grew up with his dreams and aspirations close to his heart. He dreamt of joining college and learning more about mining, but destiny had other plans for him. Parker family did a gold mining business and owned Big Nugget.

Birth Name

Parker Russell Schnabel




Gold Miner



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Parker Schnabel was born on the 22nd of July 1994, in Haines, Alaska, United States.


He’s currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign




She has German ancestry.




Parker enrolled at Haines High School. After high school graduation, he intended to join college to further his knowledge in geology or mining. He hoped to return to the family’s mine after completing his studies. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as planned as he made the controversial choice. Instead of going to college, he decided to move away from his home mining area seeking new fortunes. He used his college fund for his operations in Yukon Territory.

Family Details

  • Father – Roger Schnabel
  • Mother – Nancy Schnabel
  • Siblings – Payson Schnabel (Brother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Parker Schnabel has dated –

  • Ashley Yule – Schnabel had an affair with Ashley Yule. Ashley is a veterinary nurse. The couple met in Australia. His ex-girlfriend, Yule worked for him for a couple of years. His girlfriend, Ashley was seen in 25 episodes of his reality show, Gold Rush. The couple broke up to focus on their respective career.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m


  • In Kilograms –73 kg
  • In Pounds – 161 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Parker became known for his participation in the Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush reality series, this Alaskan gold miner took the reins of the family mine, and showed he had the mettle to lead a team of grizzled miners twice his age when he was just 16 years old.

Television Debut

In 2010, Schnabel landed his first role in television by appearing as himself in the reality show, Gold Rush airing on Discovery Channel.

Parker Schnabel Net worth

Parker Schnabel has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Parker Schnabel

  • Parker and his brother, Payson, grew up in Porcupine Creek, Alaska, as the children of Roger and Nancy Schnabel.
  • His paternal grandfather and fellow Gold Rush star, John Schnabel, founded the Big Nugget Mine.
  • He initiated his career at the very young of 16 as a miner. After his grandfather stepped down from the mining business, he took over the daily operations of the Schnabel family mine at Big Nugget.
  • Schnabel enjoys spending time with his cousins and family members when he gets free time from work.
  • Parker Schnabel had the leadership to lead people twice his age and amazingly was very good at the mining business.
  • In addition, he appeared in the reality show airing on Discovery Channel, Gold Rush. In the fourth season of the show, he set up his mining operation using his college fund.
  • Impressively, he found 1029 oz of gold. In the last season, Parker Schnabel pulled out a gold worth of almost 3.7 million dollars.
  • He is a dog lover and always treats his fans with cute pictures of him posing with his pet dog Dozer.
  • Schnabel has appeared alongside Rick Ness on Gold Rush.


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