Georgie Thompson is regarded as 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 when 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 many sporting events 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 keen surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule doesn’t permit 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. Having played at the competitive level for nearly 12 times each year in the past, she gets dissatisfied if she does not level with her standards.
Voted among 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 value of work ethics and hard work were drilled into her at a very early age. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing within the property ladder.
She’s the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace home in Chelsea. Though she feels that this property is considerably large as she is not married and does not have kids, this has been a big gain for her at 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 concentrated on property for a long time, she’s now thought about other investment options as well keeping her future in mind. Her financial advisors have shown her the necessity of keeping money aside for significant future expenses such as education expenses for when she gets children.
She has also invested in a comprehensive insurance plan that covers her for critical illness and BUPA healthcare. Although she finds critical illness cover very costly, she realized that having a family history of cancer she did not desire to put a value on her health.
Although she loves earning 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 a few years back. Along with invoicing Sky News for her contract she makes certain there is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources like event hosting, writing articles and corporate speaking.