English reality TV judge, and entrepreneur Simon Cowell might now own a record label and television production company, but once he had a miserable and toiling life as a broker and estate agent in London.
"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," Cowell stated in an interview.
"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," he said.
Cowell later on secured a job at the EMI, along with Ellis Rich, who is now a music publisher.
Recalling the moments Ellis Rich said "We decided it would be funny to take out a newspaper ad of a picture of Simon and I apparently naked."
"We booked and paid for it but forgot that the closing day was the Friday; on Thursday we got a call from the paper saying If we don't get that picture tonight, you're just going to have a big black box there". He continued.
"So Simon says 'There's a photo booth in Bond Street station, let's go there.' Now it is half past four, Thursday night, Bond Street station, very very busy," Cowell recalled.
"So we get to the booth, I go in, shut the curtain, strip off down to the waist, and at that moment Simon flings open the curtain and says 'Oh my god, there's a naked man in the photo booth!' I'm amazed I didn't get arrested. He was difficult to manage," Simon Cowell stated further.