Georgie Thompson is considered to be one of the most popular anchorwoman of sky sports news. Born in September 1977, she presents the 3-7pm slot on Sky Sports News.
A sportswoman herself, she has represented England in international junior tennis championships while 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 shifted from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has since covered many 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 is additionally a keen surfer plus an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda does not enable her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But once she does get the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its only with herself. Playing at a competitive level for almost 12 times each year in the past, she gets disappointed if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by way of the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had modest beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at the very early age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She is now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Though she feels that this property is considerably large as she’s not married and doesn’t have kids, it has been a huge gain for her at 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 to be 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 focused on property for a long time, she has now started looking at other investment options too keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for major future expenses such as education expenses for when she has children.
This lady has also invested in an extensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Even though she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that with a family history of cancer she would not want to put a price on her health.
Although she loves making money, handling money and number crunching are not a popular pastime with her. On the insistence of Sky News she set up a private limited company for herself several 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 like event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.