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 when she was studying in Queenswood Boarding School. Having completed her education with 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 now 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 keen surfer plus an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda doesn’t permit her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But when she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete however its just with herself. Playing at a competitive level for almost 12 times in a year in past times, she gets dissatisfied if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among the top 100 Sexisiest Women from the Word by way of 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 the very early age. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She is now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that this property is substantially large as she is not married and doesn’t have kids, this has been a big gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not consider herself for being very good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make all the important decisions for her. Having focused on property for some time, she’s now started looking at other investment options as well keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses for when she gets children.
She has also picked up an extensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that having a family history of cancer she would not want to put a price on her health.
Although she loves earning money, handling money and number crunching are usually not a popular pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she put in place a private limited company for herself a few years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes certain there’s a steady stream of income arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.