Gold Rush season 13 premiered on Discovery with several new faces. Ilaura Reeves was one who immediately caught the attention of male viewers. Previously she was featured briefly on Goldfathers, a reality TV show that follows gold mining families. As a skilled prospector, Ilaura Reeves has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Since she is a relatively new star, there is still a lot to reveal about Ilaura’s background. She was born on April 24, 1992, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ilaura has four siblings and her father is the owner of Fairbanks Gold, LLC.
John raised his children near the creeks and started panning for gold as kids. Growing up, Ilaura enjoyed hunting and playing sports. At the University of South Florida, she played softball at the Division I level. But after finishing university, she returned to the family business and focused on her real passion.
Ilaura made her TV debut in 2012 on the reality series Goldfathers as her family business was featured on the show. It aired on National Geographic and followed several gold-mining families. However, it was canceled after just five episodes due to poor ratings. National Geographic was hoping it could attract similar viewing figures as Gold Rush.
Regardless, the Reeves family continued running the business. In 2014, Ilaura and her sister Jordan launched a gold panning company called Gold Daughters. They mainly offer gold panning tours but also sell t-shirts, cupcakes and have a small museum.
Ilaura also set up a small business, designing jewelry out of the gold she discovered. It started as nothing more than a hobby, but it’s now one of her main sources of income. It is reported that she worked in the tourism industry for a time.
Joining Gold Rush
Season 13 of Gold Rush has opened with a lot of changes. One of the most significant is Parker Schnabel’s search for new mining spots. He eventually found his way to Fairbanks and John Reeves, who is a notable landowner in the area.
Parker and John met because they made an off-screen deal, and Parker was planning to revoke it. After some discussion between the two big-timers, fans were introduced to Ilaura Reeves and her husband.
She came off as a lively character who was passionate about her job. Ilaura also wants to help Schnabel get what he needs. Viewers are curious to know how their partnership will turn out.
Net Worth and Earnings
The new girl on Gold Rush has been prospecting for gold for more than a decade now. However, she has been in the gold industry for far longer than that. Apart from her dad’s business, she runs her own ventures.
She is the co-founder of Gold Daughters, and she has her own jewelry business. Now that she is being considered a promising reality TV personality, her $500,000 net worth is expected to grow.
Reeves is married to fellow gold prospector and co-star Drew. Like Ilaura, Drew has been in the gold industry for ten years. The couple currently lives together in Fairbanks, Alaska.