‘Gold Rush’s’ Teen Millionaire Set to Host Epic Two-Hour Retrospective (Exclusive)

Gold miner Parker Schnabel, 19, will host the Aug. 19 episode of Discovery Channel’s top-rated show

“Gold Rush’s” wildly popular teenage millionaire Parker Schnabel will host a two-hour special of Discovery Channel’s top rated series, TheWrap has learned.

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The 19-year-old mined over 1,000 ounces of gold in the show’s most recent season, which earned him 1.4 million dollars in the process. His two hour episode, called “Gold Rush: Parker’s Take,” will be both a look back at his recent successes and also a behind-the-scenes examination of his life as a gold miner.

The ambitious young entrepreneur hopes to unearth even more gold in the upcoming fifth season, which premieres in October, and he’ll share a few of the strategies for how he might accomplish that in the two-hour special. Afterward Discovery will air “Gold Rush: Heroes and Zeroes,” a highlight reel episode of last season’s best moments.

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“Gold Rush” is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw Television, with Dimitri Doganis and James Bates asexecutive producers and Marc Heffernan asseries producer.

Watch Schnabel’s special episode on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 8/7c.