Simon Jordan is an English businessman who garnered a massive net worth from his mobile phone industry. He is also known for being the owner of the Crystal Palace Football Club and has served as its Chairman for a long period of time. He is also recognized for co-founding the car Magazine Octane established in 2002. In 2006, he sold 50% of the shareholdings and also launched the restaurant Club Bar and Dining in the same year. In 2010, he sold the restaurant the Ottenlenghi Group and this lead the restaurant to get its named changed as restaurant Nopi. According to Simon Jordan biography, he was born on 24 September 1967, which makes his age be 51 years old now. He is blessed with a beautiful daughter named Cameron born to mother Suzi Walker whom Jordan dated for eight months. Let’s explore in detail about Jordan’s wiki and some interesting facts about him below:
Early Life and Education
He was born to English parents in 1967 and his place of birth is in Thornton Heath, Surrey. He was passionate about sports since his early days and has joined Crystal Palace F.C., and also Chelsea.
Career and Professional Life
One of his friends named James Wright invited Jordan to be the part of his business called Wright Connections somewhere around the early 1990s. He accepted his friend’s offer and get involved in the business that used to sell cell phones through adverts. The two friends rented an office and expanded their mobile phone dealer business. Later, it was renamed to Corporate Cellular Ltd (CCL) but couldn’t make impressive returns from its investment and therefore Jordan quit the business in the early 1990s.
In partnership with Andrew Briggs, they launched a mobile phone retail company which was named the Pocket Phone Shop in 1994. Their initial investment was £30,000 and set a deal with service provider Astec. The business grabbed success within a short period of time which was able to expand about 208 outlets nationwide by 2000 during which more than 1100 people were employed by the company. For the financial year of 1999/00, the company made a total turnover of £102 million.
Jordan and his partner Briggs sold the Pocket Phone Shop to One2One for £73 millions in 2000. Jordan purchased the Crystal Palace Football Club when he was just 32 years old and served as its chairman. Despite being the owner of the club, the ground was under the ownership of former chairman Ron Noades who served until 1998.
In July 2008, Jordan shocked everybody by revealing his plans to sell the football club. There was a lack of potential buyers to bid for the club which made Place to come into financial crisis. Jordan ownership for the Crystal Palace ended on 26 January 2010.
In addition to football and his own business world, Jordan has also served as a columnist for The Observer newspaper. A particular column. As an author, he published an autobiography about his life which was titled Be Careful What You Wish For. Commercially, the book proved to be successful which led him to be one of the finalists for the William Hill sports awards. He has also worked as a film producer by investing in the film Telstar which was solely funded by Jordan alone. The movie was opened in 45 screens only in the entire United Kingdom but proved to be commercially successful in 2008,
Jordan previously dated Meg Mathews to whom he bought a Porsche worth £100,000 for the Christmas. His girlfriend Meg Mathews is the ex-wife of guitarist Noel Gallagher. The couple was reported to be together since July 2005 but their relationship ended in March 2006. It was Matthew who ended the love life between the pair. Three months after the separation, a 36 years old woman named Tara Stout was accused of harassing Jordan and was proven guilty.
Jordan also dated Suzi Walker for eight months and from that relationship, Walker found an unplanned pregnancy. Their daughter was born in January 2008 and she was named Cameron. Despite these relationships and affairs, Simon Jordan hasn’t been married and therefore no one is there to be called as his wife. He has a beautiful expensive house in London and also resides in Marbella.
Moving to body measurements, the height and weight details of Simon Jordan are still not provided. However, he carries an appealing personality and seems like he has maintained his fitness level with a proper diet and nutritional plan.
Salary and Net worth
Simon Jordan is a millionaire and has invested in different ventures rewarding him a good amount of profit in return. Impressively, he garnered a healthy amount of fortune from his mobile phone business. He has involved himself as an author, film producer, football club owner in addition to being a businessman. Holding a healthy amount of wealth is not always a good thing as Jordan became the victim of a gunpoint robbery on 21 March 2018, in South London.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia and other popular demanded wiki sites have provided Jordan’s biography. The Twitter profile of the ex-owner of the Crystal Palace Football Club is available @Sjopinion10 where he has retained over 54k followers now.