Simon Cowell has said he will never retire as he would rather drop-dead at work.
Although approaching 60 years old, the thought of retirement in a few years’ time drives him crazy.
Simon who has three-year-old son Eric with Lauren Silverman - is keen to work into his 80s or 90s
Simon said: “I’d rather drop dead at my job than retire. The idea of just playing golf makes me want to jump off a bridge. I’m going to work in my eighties or nineties if I can.”
Simon still loves working on his TV shows X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. But his life could have taken a different turn.
The multi-millionaire explained: “I was an estate agent for eight months and it was the most miserable time of my life.
“I worked for this really snotty company who hated me – and I hated them.”
Simon claims he keeps healthy thanks to a daily diet of raw carrots.
He added: “Once you eat enough vegetables, you start to crave them. That’s why I keep carrots on my desk.”
Simon– who has a reputation for being “a shark” for ruthlessly axing stars from his talent shows and record label – says his favourite film is the 1975 Steven Spielberg thriller Jaws.
He admitted: “I don’t like cultural snobbery. I don’t have sophisticated tastes. If you looked in my collection of DVDs, you’d see Jaws.”
"Once you eat enough vegetables you start to crave them. That's why I keep carrots on my desk."
Before becoming a big-time music mogul, the 'X Factor' boss worked as an estate agent in London's Mayfair but he "hated" the job and the company.
He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I was an estate agent for eight months and it was the most miserable time of my life.
"I worked for this really snotty company who hated me - and I hated them."
Simon has previously revealed his mum told him his estate agent job was making him "depressed".
He said: "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."