Georgie Thompson is regarded as 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 with 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 sports activities like the US Open Tennis Championships, A1 Grand Prix, Grand Prix Masters, Speedway World Cup, Americas Cup and the Race of Champions. She is also a confident surfer and an enthusiastic Fullham F.C. supporter.
Her highly busy schedule does not enable her to spend a lot of time on the tennis courts now. But once she does find the time to hit the courts, she does compete but now its only with herself. Playing at the competitive level for nearly 12 times in a year in the past, she gets disappointed 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 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. It also ingrained in her the value of investing in property and subsequently of climbing up the property ladder.
She’s now the proud owner of a three bedroom terrace house in Chelsea. Although she feels that the property is considerably large as she is not married and doesn’t have kids, it has been a big gain for her from 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 very good with money and making it work. Following her fathers advice, she lets her financial advisors make every one of the important decisions for her. Having concentrated 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 necessity of keeping money aside for major future expenses like education expenses for when she has 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 would 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 set up 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 revenue coming in from other sources such as event hosting, writing and submitting articles and corporate speaking.