Simon Cowell is a television producer famous for his work as a talent judge for America’s Got Talent and American Idol. He actually dropped out of high school, landed a gig as a mailroom intern, then started a record company that failed leaving him nearly bankrupt. Today, he has a net worth of $570 Million.
He doesn’t regret the decision today to dropout. “Everyone has different views on this and I have been criticised [sic] for saying this in the past but I really feel bad for people who are like myself who were told if you don’t achieve this by the age of 16, 18, 21 your life is going to be a failure,” he told BBC Radio 2