Each new generation needs to execute to the foundations of the predecessor for the peaceful coexistence. Roger Schnabel, age 64, proved to be the bridge of three generations helping Schnabel's family survive in the gold mining industry.
Roger Schnabel rose to the fame of being the gold miner at Big Nugget Mine. He is the former owner of the Southeast Roadbuilders, where his job is to construct a road. He and his son appeared in the Discovery Channel's Gold Rush Alaska.
How Does Roger Schnabel Summon The Net Worth?
Roger Schnabel summons the net worth from his gold mining company named Big Nugget Mine. He also earned the revenue from his road constructing company, Southeast Roadbuilders.
Alongside Roger's fortune, his son Parker Schnabel has the net worth of $8 Million, which he earned from his job as a gold miner. Similarly, Roger's father, John had an estimated wealth of $5 million.
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While his son, Parker handling the gold mining company, he called Roger to construct a road to Virgin land as Parker believed the place contained gold. Roger and his son featured in the Discovery network show 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Todd Hoffman and Jack Hoffman are also the cast members in the show Gold Rush.
In 2018, he sold his company, Southeast Roadbuilders to Colas Group’s Alaska affiliate Colaska. Roger, who successfully operated the business for 41 years, revealed that the sale if almost done and is 75-90% complete. He further added that,
“I’m 63 years old and I don’t really have an exit plan and this made a real nice exit plan for me. I’ll miss the day to day interactions with the employees. I’m not leaving. I’ll still be around and hopefully there will be a continuation as far as relationships go.”
Three Generations Of Schnabel Family In Gold Mining!
Roger Schnabel is the son of John Schnabel and Erma Schnabel. His father, John was from Oregon where he raised along with his two sisters, Mary Schnabel, and Margaret Schnabel. In 1984, Roger's father bought a claim at Porcupine Creek and later he founded a gold mining company named Big Nugget Mine. Since John founded the gold mining company, it's been three generation and is successfully operating the company.
Roger got married to Nancy Schnabel and became the parents of two kids named Parker and Payson. His wife also appeared in the Gold Rush Alaska' since the beginning of the show in 2010.
His son, Parker Schnabel as a child, used to spend his summer at the mine alongside grandfather, John. Later, in 2011, John made Parker, a boss of the mine.
During the sixth season of the show, Roger's father suffered from a health issue. Parker often used to visit his grandfather in the hospital. Later, on 18 March 2016, John sadly passed away, at the age of 96.
Roger Schnabel's late father, John Schnabel and his two sons, Parker (left) and Payson (Photo: Instagram)
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Roger's son, Payson expressed his heartfelt of condolence to his late grandfather via Instagram on 19 March 2016. He also thanked his late grandpa for inspiring him and his brother, Parker.
Roger Schnabel was born to parents in around 1954. Roger, age 64, is a few inches taller than his son, Parker, who stands at the height of 1.75 meters (5 feet 9 inches), as per the wiki.
He started to accompany his late father at the age of five and inherited the hard work attitude from his father.