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How Much Is Dave Turin From Gold Rush Really Worth?

The Gold Rush never truly ended — small pockets of gold still hide throughout the Americas. Whoever discovers the gold and extracts it can become very rich, and Discovery's Gold Rush chronicles some of the world's few remaining prospectors. Unfortunately, with such little gold remaining, the act of finding and digging it all up is fairly cutthroat. The show has featured multiple gold baron hopefuls, such as Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness, but for a time, Dave Turin was the star player.

When Gold Rush first aired, Turin, along with Todd Hoffman, was one of the first faces to grace viewers' screens, and Turin remained a universal constant within the series for eight seasons. While he was eventually overtaken by Schnabel, Turin stayed as one of the show's more successful miners. But how much is he really worth? Let's dig in and find out, but be warned: Even in the gold mining business, not everything that glitters is, well, you know.

Dave Turin is worth only around $2 million

You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and you can't mine for gold without dropping a fortune on mining equipment. Just ask Parker Schnabel, arguably the richest of Gold Rush's stars. A lot of the money he makes digging up gold goes "right back into the ground" to dig up more gold (via Maxim). The same applies to Dave Turin, but since he has dug up less gold than Schnabel, sometimes to the point where the cost of doing business outweighs the profits, Turin is worth substantially less.

According to Net Worth Post, Turin is only valued at around $2 million. This calculation takes into account his successes, such as securing $1.6 million and $3 million worth of gold during Gold Rush's fifth and sixth seasons, respectively, as well as his catastrophic failures. The most notable example is season 4, which took place in Guyana. Schnabel struck it rich with 1,029 ounces of gold, and Fred Hurt dug up a respectable 280 ounces. Turin, meanwhile, whiffed badly and walked away with two measly ounces. Not only is that a record low for Turin, but it's a record low for the show. Talk about a net loss.