Georgie Thompson is regarded as just about 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 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 sporting events like 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 enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely busy schedule does not enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once she does get the a chance 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 feels disappointed if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among the top 100 Sexisiest Women from the Word by 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 house in Chelsea. Though she feels that this property is considerably large as she is not married and does not have any kids, this has been a huge gain for her at a purely investment point of view. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds during the time of purchase, the 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 important decisions on her behalf. Having concentrated on property for a long time, she has 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 significant 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 did not want to put a price 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 coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.