Scotland’s first female auctioneer Anita Manning inaugurated a business called Great Western Auctions with her expertise toward auction houses in 1989. As a young mother, Anita developed a better knowledge of antiques buying furniture from auctions. That finally led her to build herself a showroom.
Short Bio (Age)
Born on 1 December 1947, Anita Manning is a Scottish antique expert and a famous TV personality. She is well-known for having a unique hairstyle of her own. She currently ages 73.
Her father took her to Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, through which she became interested in antiques. She misses her mother, who had a sad demise in 2014. She resided in Australia for the last 35 years. Anita used to make trips to the Down Haul every couple of years to visit her mother, who stayed in Melbourne and later in Sydney.
The antique expert holds Scottish nationality and possesses white ethnicity. She studied Physical Education and Dance.
How Much Is Anita Manning's Net Worth?
Anita Manning is a Scottish antique expert and Glasgow TV personality who relishes a net worth in millions. As per Payscale, TV show host in the United States earns the average salary of $57,756, and their income varies between $29,590 to $139,665.
She featured in BBC's Antiques Road Trip as a host in 2010. Anita has also marked her appearance in BBC shows like Bargain Hunt and Flog It!.
She reportedly held a bank balance and properties worth over $1.32 million during 2016. She made a 7500 percentage profit after selling the Buddha statue for £3,800 on the Antiques Road Trip series during September 2016. She bought Buddha's piece from a shop in Kent for £50 and put it at the auction.
Anita Manning bought the Buddha statue for £50 and sold it in an auction for £3,800 on Antiques Road Trip series (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
The first female auctioneer of Scotland, Anita, inaugurated her career during the 1970s. She first bought a bed from an Irish dealer and got a job as a buyer. Later, she visited Glasgow as a customer and bought and sold Furniture in Britain and Ireland, driving the truck worldwide. She was also a dance teacher in her earlier career. She is a host of BBC one's Bargain Hunt, Flog it, and The Antiques Road Trip since 2003.
Anita's Low-Key Married Life! Two Kids With Husband
Anita is a married woman; however, the whereabouts of her husband remain a mystery.
But it is a known fact that she has two children and three grandchildren. Her son lives in Hong Kong and owns a business. Her daughter, Lala Manning, followed her footsteps and ran their antique store, Great Western Auctions, running since 1989. Lala is married to her husband, Colin Broon, since 24 June 2018.
She currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her family and friends.