Undoubtedly, a self-made man, Simeon Jordan, the 53-year-old renowned English businessman, stands at a league of his own. Needless to say, Jordan has his hand in a plethora of businesses, whether it be film production, in magazines, television, and radio, or even in the sports industry. His investing love in football is undoubtedly hereditary as Jordan’s father was a professional footballer of a club called Crystal Palace that competes in the highest level of the game that can be played, Premier Football League. What is interesting is that Jordan owned Crystal Palace for quite some time along with many other services and companies and used it to build up his wealth. Let us now see about Simon Jordan net worth.
Jordan, himself, was a footballer, about to play in both Chelsea and his father’s old team while attending the Purley High School for Boys, Old Coulsdon, but he reportedly said that though he was good at the game he “mentally wasn’t interested” enough in it to make it his life. Hop in to know more about Simon Jordan net worth.
It was after this decision that Jordan made his race to become who we know him as today. At around the end of the 1980s or early 1990s, James Wright, one of Jordan’s friends, invited him to co-partner with him in selling mobile phones by advertising them on Loot and Exchange and Mart, through a business called ‘Wright Connections’. The duo’s attempt lasted for a short period, having to change the name to Corporate Cellular Ltd, but this business flopped as well, and Jordan exited the company in the 1990s. Without any further ado, let us know more about Jordon’s assets and learn about Simon Jordan net worth.
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Simon Jordan net worth
The venture triggered his interest, as in 1994, he, along with another of his friends, Andrew Briggs, went on to incorporate their own retail company, the Pocket Phone Shop, for mobile phones in Slough. The business attracted a service provider called Astec, with whom they formed an agreement leading to the fruition of the business. Simon Jordan net worth is 11 million pounds as of 2021.
The company flourished with over 200 stores across the country to become a competition to the leads of its sector, and the duo at its peak enlisted Ulrika Jonsson, the British TV am presenter, and model, to promote their stores but both left the company by 2000 selling it to One2One for allegedly 73 million pounds, with his cut of 36.5 million pounds. The same year Jordan bought Crystal Palace, appointing himself its chairman, Jordan became the youngest chairman in the history of the Football League, which was then running in heavy losses saying, “I have been prepared to put my money into something I truly believe in” and made a vow to promote the club to Premiership within the next 5 years and rightly kept his word but in 2008 after a Football Association feud he labeled the panel as “A panel of halfwits” and moved away from football for good.
Having a brain for business didn’t stop Jordan from exploring his other interests, during 2005, he used to write a column for The Observer, which would appear every fortnight. Though his writing was controversial, he continued till 2007 until he called it quits but later in 2020 started writing for the Sun in his very column of “Simon Jordan’s Big opinion”.
He made a TV appearance in Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway alongside fellow millionaires like CEO of Ann Summers Jacqueline Gold, Scottish entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, Member of Parliament-turned-novelist Jeffrey Archer, and MOBO Awards founder Kanya King.
Jordan also executively produced and funded a BBC film version of Sweeny Todd in 2006 and also produced and solely funded another film called Telstar featuring Kevin Spacey, James Corden, and JJ Field, which garnered good income and response from both audience and critics alike.
He also authored an autobiography, Be Careful What You Wish For, which recounts his industrial success in the mobile phone business as well his struggles as the chairman of the football club, this was well received by the public and went on to become a huge commercial success and was even awarded at the British Sports books awards.
Amid these achievements, Jordan’s spendthrift nature is not unknown. Having put most of his money into hobbies and entertainment, many wonder if it was all a wrong idea from the very beginning. In 2020, Jordan claimed in an interview with the Sun that he bought an ultra-rare Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren from the billionaire ruler—the Sultan of Brunei for a whopping 372,000 pounds.
As of now, it is speculated that Jordan has a net worth of 11 million pounds, including all of his assets. Many of who have known of his success story often wonder when Jordan is going to bounce back, but secrets remain secrets, and no one knows the actual net worth of all of his properties, and it seems Simeon Jordan wants to keep it that way.