Gene Cheeseman is a contractor who is an expert at his work. He has built buildings and roads across Alaska. He has taken part in the reality TV show ‘Gold Rush’ from which he gained much popularity.
Gene Cheeseman was born on 23rd October 1968 in Juneau, Alaska. In the late 1800s, his great-great-grandfather was a gold miner in Alaska. He followed the footsteps of his grandfather and ran his maiden heavy machinery to push snow in the D6 dozer, at six years of age.
Though Gene Cheeseman is a contractor, he is best known for appearing in the reality TV show ‘Gold Rush.’ He first appeared in the show in the 4th season as a foreman for Parker Schnabel. He worked with Parker from 2013-2016. After a few years of working with Parker, Gene had an argument with him. He left the crew as he was not on good terms with his boss, Parker. After that, he joined the mining crew of Tony Beets to work as a skipper in Eureka Creek Claim, Alaska, in the year 2017.
He has appeared in four seasons of the show. In the show, Gene has worked as both skippers and as well as Parker’s foreman. Gene is mostly interested in doing the most difficult tasks. He is always eager to take up the most challenging tasks, such as road expansion linked to mining in the mountain region in Alaska. He has even worked with explosive substances at cliff edges. Gene himself admitted that the job at the cliff edge was not only one the most exciting but also the scariest job he has ever completed.
The reality show ‘Gold Rush,’ which made him a household name, is telecasted every Friday night in Discovery. Gene remained away from the media galore after the 7th season of the show, and everyone started speculating where Gene Cheeseman is. In 2018, he resurfaced again and did a small interview with Miller Welders. He was not interested in talking about where he has been in the last couple of years.
Awards and Achievements
Gene Cheeseman played a crucial role in Parker crew success at Scribner Creek Claim. Parker Schnabel admired his work and called him the MVP Employee. Without Gene Cheeseman, Parker’s team would not have achieved 3372 gold ounces, which were equivalent to more than $3.5 million at that time.
Net Worth & Salary of Gene Cheeseman
Gene Cheeseman has earned money for appearing in the reality TV show ‘Gold Rush.’ He has appeared for four seasons in the show. He has worked as a skipper and foreman. He has earned a substantial amount from it. The net worth of Gene Cheeseman is $1 million as of May 2020.
Gene Cheeseman is a man of many talents. He always likes to do the most dangerous jobs and wants every chance of solving a problem. He is a team man and was the center of every task in the reality show.