Every star introduced in Discovery’s Gold Rush is there to play a crucial role in mining operations. Mitch Blaschke joined the reality show as a mechanic and foreman, and has become a vital character ever since. He’s been a part of Todd Hoffman and Parker Schnabel mining crews. As of 2023, Mitch Blaschke has an estimated net worth of $400,000.
Blaschke is from Eagle Creek, Oregon and was born on December 4, 1989. Since he was a child, he had a passion for fixing things and planned to pursue it full-time after finishing Sam Barlow High School.
At 14 years old, Mitch worked at a collision repair shop everyday after school because he loved kart racing and needed to save up for it. His other hobbies include riding dirt bikes, motorbikes, snowmobiles, quad bikes, and boats.
Apart from repairing broken cars, he also became a business owner. Blaschke runs an equipment business, which eventually helped him become a reality TV star.
Joining Gold Rush
Todd Hoffman met Mitch at a towing company in the local area. However, Blaschke was only featured in Discovery’s reality series Gold Rush when the Hoffman crew purchased an excavator from his store.
Mitch helped deliver the equipment to the Quartz Creek Claim. The mining crew that he met there was in need of an experienced mechanic to join the team.
The Oregon native decided to provide a helping hand after some convincing in season three. Even though he is a self-taught repairman, Blaschke became a key figure as the main mechanic of the Hoffman crew.
Part of the reason that made Mitch Blaschke such an effective worker was his high pain tolerance. He was also known for his creative problem-solving skills. These qualities have made him a key character in Gold Rush.
It also led him to be invited to Parker Schnabel’s group in the fifth season of the show. He worked as a mechanic with Parker’s former foreman Gene Cheeseman.
To this day, Blaschke is still on Gold Rush, and works for the Schnabel crew. He’s also ventured out into endeavors other than mining and repairing. He joined Cameo, a video-sharing platform for fans to get personalized messages from celebrities.
Net Worth and Earnings
Mitch Blaschke makes $100,000 per season as a mechanic for Parker and also makes $25,000 per episode on Gold Rush. His main job is repairing equipment and keeping the wash plant running to mine gold more efficiently.
Of course, there are his other pursuits. On Cameo, Blaschke charges $20 for personalized video messages and has a 4.98 rating from 62 customers. He also earns a considerable fortune from his own equipment business. This gives him a net worth of approximately $400,000.
Blaschke is married to his longtime partner, Hailey. They tied the knot in 2016 and three years later, their baby girl, Mia, was born. The family has been featured on Gold Rush from time to time and currently they live in Sandy, Oregon.