Georgie Thompson is considered to be just about 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 has 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 studied Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson began 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 like the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She actually is also a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly tight agenda does not enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when 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 past times, she feels dissatisfied if she doesn’t level with her standards.
Voted among 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 a very early age. Additionally, it ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She is 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 does not have any kids, this has been a huge gain for her from 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 doesn’t consider herself to be really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make all the crucial decisions for her. Having focused on property for a long time, she has now thought about 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 for when she gets children.
She has also picked up a comprehensive 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 desire to put a price on her health.
Although she loves making money, handling money and number crunching are usually not a favorite 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 sure there is a steady stream of income coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.