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 has represented England in international junior tennis championships when 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 as a production assistant for GMTV.
She moved from GMTV in January 2001 to Sky Sports News and has now since covered many 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 actually is also a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her extremely tight agenda does not permit her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete however its just with herself. Playing at the competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she gets dissatisfied if she does not level with her standards.
Voted amongst the top 100 Sexisiest Women in the Word by the British Mens Magazine, FHM, Georgie Thompson had modest beginnings. The daughter of a property developer, the importance of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very young age. It also ingrained in her the significance of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within 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 exact property is currently valued at almost 800,000.
Georgie Thompson does not 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 on her behalf. Having focused on property for a long time, she’s now thought about other investment options too keeping her future in mind. 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 invested in an extensive 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 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 sure there is a steady stream of revenue coming in from other sources like event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.