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 finished her education from the University of Leeds where she learnt Broadcast Journalism, Georgie Thompson started her career as a production assistant for GMTV.
She shifted from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has now 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 actually is additionally a keen surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda does not permit her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But when she does find the a chance to hit the courts, she does compete but now its just with herself. Having played at the competitive level for nearly 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 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. Additionally, it ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She’s the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Though she feels that this property is substantially large as she is not married and does not have kids, this has been a huge gain for her from a purely investment point of view. Initially costing approximately 500,000 pounds at the time of purchase, the exact property is now 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 important decisions on her behalf. Having concentrated on property for some time, she has now thought about other investment options too keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for significant future expenses like education expenses for when she gets children.
She has also invested in a comprehensive insurance policy that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover quite expensive, she realized that having a family history of cancer she did not want to put a value on her health.
Although she loves making money, handling money and number crunching are 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 certain there’s a steady stream of income coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.