Georgie Thompson is considered to be one of the most well-known anchorwoman of sky sports news. Born in September 1977, she presents the 3-7pm slot on Sky Sports News.
A sportswoman herself, she’s represented England in international junior tennis championships while she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having finished her education from the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career being a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered numerous sports activities including the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup as well as the Race of Champions. She actually is additionally a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule does not enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when she does get the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete however its only with herself. Having played at the competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she feels disappointed if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had humble beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the importance of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very young age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She is now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that this property is considerably large as she is not married and does not have any kids, it has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing around 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the exact property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson doesn’t consider herself for being really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make every one of the crucial decisions for her. Having concentrated on property for some time, she’s now started looking at other investment options as well keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses whenever she has children.
She has also invested in a comprehensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that having a family history of cancer she would not desire to put a value on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are usually not a favorite pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she put in place a private limited company for herself several years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes sure there is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources like event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.