THE 56-year-old music mogul Simon Cowell may have a successful record label and television production company under his belt but that does not mean his empire fell on his lap as he spent eight “miserable” months trying to sell houses in London beforehand.
Speaking in the second part of his radio interview with talent manager Professor Jonathan Shalit, he said: “After I left the music industry I was an estate agent for eight months and I can honestly say it was the most miserable eight months of my life.
“I worked for this really snotty company in Mayfair who hated me and I hated them and I was so upset that my mum actually said to me ‘I’ve never seen you so depressed’ and luckily I was offered a job back at the music publishing company. I’m glad I tried it because it was horrible.”
Simon later got a job working at EMI with music publisher Ellis Rich and although they were both determined to climb their way up the ladder, they certainly had some laughs along the way.