Music mogul Simon Cowell taught himself everything

Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 08:43 AM IST

London: Music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed he never had a "proper education" and "didn`t learn anything" at school.

The 51-year-old who has an estimated personal fortune of over 165 million pounds admits he was never academically successful but believes he has done well out of life because he has such good instincts, reports a website.
"All my life I had to teach myself. I never really had a proper education. I wasn`t born with any skill. I didn`t learn anything from school," he said.

"Mainly, I trust my instincts because I have very broad tastes. I genuinely believe that if I like something, other people are going to like it as well," he added.