Laura Whitmore revealed her financial success, confirming that she bought two properties at the age of 34, but does not know how much money she has made in recent years.
The presenter from Love Island, who lives with her fiancé Iain Stirling, 32, bought her first apartment at the age of 26 when she also owns the house she shares with her husband.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, Laura said she pays the same amount of money from her public limited company every month.
Owner: Laura Whitmore revealed her financial success, confirming that she bought two properties at the age of 34
She said, “I bought an apartment in Camden at the age of 26, which I was extremely fortunate to do. I think it’s an Irish affair to own land, which gives you a little bit of security. I bought my last property, a house in north London, a year ago.
Although she admitted she did not know how much money she had made in the past year, profits for Laura’s media company, Yer Wan Ltd, would have increased to £ 676,500 in 2019.
She said, “To be honest, I don’t really know (how much she earned last year). The money goes into my public limited company and I pay myself from there.
Laura admitted that even though she was unsure of her exact income, her parents know because an Irish newspaper prints annual lists of high-income people in the country.
Money: Laura admitted she doesn’t know how much money she made last year and pays the same amount each month from her limited company
Laura added that she was careful with her money and sometimes, rather than buying an expensive dress, will rent it instead if she plans to wear it only once.
The TV host also recalled the early days of her career when she started as a presenter for MTV.
Laura admitted that she had no idea what she was doing when she started working at the station where she had to interview Coldplay the first day.
The star admitted, “I had no idea what I was doing. I just faked it until I did it. I’m not at all confident – I’m just pretending to be. “
Laura described working at MTV as her most lucrative concert to date as it led to a lot of other work, but the beauty also admitted that she was not paid for her first three months at the station.
Sharing the interview on her Instagram page, Laura stressed the importance of mastering money.
She wrote, “I think more than ever we all know that financial security is so important.
“It was nice to talk about money because so many people, especially women, have been afraid to talk about it in the past. Know your value! ’
Success: although she admitted she did not know how much money she had made last year, the profits of Laura Yer Wan Ltd’s media company would have increased to £ 676,500 in 2019
Laura’s interview comes amid reports that the next Love Island series has been in crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After ITV bosses hinted that the series could be dropped this year as it would send a bad signal to viewers, sources now say that ITV2 is having trouble getting insurance to be filmed in Mallorca.
Bosses are reportedly planning to ask their stars to isolate for two weeks before filming begins this summer, but without assurance, production could be completely halted.
A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: “Producers are looking for ways to make it work.
Drama: Love Island would have been hit by another crisis as sources said the series was struggling to get insurance coverage amid the coronavirus crisis
“The current plan is to send the crew and competitors to Mallorca two weeks before filming begins, and then isolate everyone. But even with these measures, insurance companies will not offer coverage.
“ITV cannot do the series without insurance. If the series airs and only one person tests positive for the virus, everything should be stopped immediately.
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The reports come just days after ITV director Kevin Lygo hinted that this year’s Love Island could be deleted because it could send the wrong signal to viewers during a period of social distancing.
Speaking in a virtual interview with the Edinburgh TV Festival, Kevin admitted that they were at a time when they had to decide to go ahead with Love Island this year.
He said, “We are approaching the moment when is this possible? Will Mallorca open its doors?
The channel’s boss added that he wouldn’t want to send the wrong signal to viewers when the country is asked to stay and come home and stay at least two meters apart.
“What signal could it send if we are doing a show where everyone is huddling together, and the rest of the world is told not to approach anyone in the park?” ” he added.