Thomas Plant; also popular as Thomas Forester is a professional auctioneer and a renowned TV personality for the show Bargain Hunt. We must say he lives a very interesting life because he buys the antiques from different parts of the world and sells them in the auction to make his living. What an interesting job he has got?
Apart from being popular through various auction shows, Thomas is one of a kind who is not willing to talk about his life in media. But, worry not this article will make light upon his childhood, marriage, wife, children and his career.
|Children/Kids||2 daughters (Twins)|
Early Life and Education
Thomas was born in 1975, which makes his age 43 years. He was born in a middle-class family in Britain. His childhood as not so pleasing since his parents used to work hard on a beef farm.
As a child, Thomas used to visit the cattle auctions time and again with his father, Stewart. As Thomas grew older, he started supporting his family. Maybe this early encounter with the auction made a deep impact for him that turned auctioning into his career.
Being a child, he was interested in being a soldier, dancer, and a chef. After school, Thomas joined the three years commission with the British Army. Thomas graduated in the year 1996.
Thomas continued to learn Fine Art Valuation at Southampton Solent University. He was also the president of the University Fencing Club. He was also associated with the Society of Fine Arts Auctioneers/ Valuers (ASFAV).
Career and Professional Life
Thomas knew since his childhood that making money is not an easy job. He started his career by working as a porter for Philips Auctioneer. His seven years of work in Philips Auctioneer became a wonderful opportunity to gather experience in the auction business sector.
His learning and experience in the Philips Auctioneer made him capable enough to be the head of the ‘Works of Art and Decorative Department’ in the Ceramics.
Later Thomas was also a part of Tunbridge Wells in Kent and Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex. He also spends three years to expand his knowledge by working in Jewellery and Silver at Gorrigne’s.
Thomas Plant Appearance on Television
Plant also made several appearances on television. Thomas made his television debut in a British television program Bargain Hunt where contestants are paired and challenged to buy any items from shops or fair and then sell the very item in the auction for a profit. Plant gained popularity after he joined the show as a host on 25th January 2016.
Thomas is also known for appearing on other television shows which includes ‘The Antique Road Trip‘ and ‘Flog It‘. The Antique Road Trip is a similar type of program where two antique experts get a budget of $200 to buy the antiques and then sold them in an auction.
The profit derived from the first auction now becomes the budget for another round. There occur five consecutive rounds and the one who makes the maximum profit during the whole period becomes the winner.
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The actual net worth and salary of the auctioneer Thomas Plant have not been revealed. Looking at his career we can presume that he certainly has a notable amount of net worth and it has no symptom of going down very soon.
Personal Life: Marriage, Wife, and Children
Thomas Plant is married to a beautiful lady Angela. The couple is now married for more than a decade. There are no details about how the two met.
The family of Thomas Plant lives in Cowley, United Kingdom. Thomas loves spending time with his family. Maybe this habit of his has played a role to maintain the blissful family relation for over a decade. The couple has twin daughters who are now eight years old.
It seems like Thomas is living a satisfied life with his family. There are no rumors of the couple having any kind of extra-marital affairs.
Besides having a dream come true career, Thomas also has some personal interest or let’s call them hobbies. Since his childhood, Thomas has always liked to ski and still does. The fresh snow, blue sky and the mountains always amaze Thomas. Besides he also enjoys working out and spending quality time with his family.
Irrespective of being 43 years old, Thomas Plant have a quite younger appearance. Plant adds that his diet and regular workouts are the factors that deserve the credit behind his impressive personality.
Thomas has a height of 1.71 meters (5 feet 8 inches) and weighs 74 kg. He always carries a smile on his face. The blonde hair and hazel eyes are the extra add on for his personality. Thomas wears a shoe size of 10 US.
Social Media: Twitter and Instagram
Well, it seems like Thomas does not like much about making his life events public. There are not any official Twitter or Instagram accounts registered on his name.
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