If there’s one thing reality TV judge Simon Cowell is, it’s honest. The British record executive has generated a net worth of $600 million forming popular boy bands and crushing the dreams of people whose closest friends lied to them and told them they could become professional singers. Sure, he’s brutal, but someone has got to break the news to those people. And Cowell’s got to put food on the table somehow.
Cowell will also have to break the news to his son that he’s going to have to work for a living, because the notoriously tough judge is not going to be leaving funds for him. “I’m going to leave my money to somebody. A charity, probably — kids and dogs,” he told Mirror about his future plans for his fortune. “I don’t believe in passing on from one generation to another.”
He added, “Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they could do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know.” Well, what Cowell knows is how to critique people, and if reality competition shows remain as popular as they are today, and if his son inherits his eye for talent (since he’s not inheriting any of his money), perhaps he can someday find a job in show business.