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 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 also a confident surfer and an ardent Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly tight agenda doesn’t enable her to spend much time on the tennis courts now. But once she does get the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its just with herself. Playing at the competitive level for almost 12 times each year in past times, 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 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 value 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. Though she feels that this property is substantially large as she’s not married and doesn’t have kids, this has been a huge gain for her at a purely investment viewpoint. 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 to be really good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make all the important decisions on her behalf. Having focused on property for a long time, she has now started looking at other investment options too keeping her future under consideration. Her financial advisors have shown her the need of keeping money aside for significant future expenses such as education expenses for when she has 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 with 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 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 certain there is a steady stream of revenue arriving in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.