Simon Cowell is convinced that school was a waste of time.
Simon is bashing education because he was a horrible student but still managed to become super successful at life.
“All my life I had to teach myself. I never really had a proper education. I wasn’t born with any skill. I didn’t learn anything from school,” he said.
Yet he went on to become one of the most successful men in television history. Simon made $80 million dollars in 2010 alone! So when did he know it was the right time to leave one of his most successful shows--American Idol?
“I asked a very successful guy, ‘What’s the best advice you can give me?’ and he said, ‘Simon, always know when to leave the fair.’ And I think that’s good advice,” he said.
“Something inside you just says, ‘You know what, it’s time to go.’ Without any regrets whatsoever.”
He has enough money in the bank to feed a small country, so why not retire from one job early?