During his ten years in football, covering the entire decade of the noughties, he became one of the most recognisable faces in the game and led Crystal Palace to the Premier League in 2004 – making him the youngest Premier League Football club owner at just 36.
He is the author of best-selling book Be Careful What You Wish For, a former columnist for The Observer and starred in the major ITV series Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway.
In 2008, Simon Jordan produced the film Telstar based on the play about the life of record producer, Joe Meek. The film followed Jordan’s production of the play of the same title at London’s New Ambassadors Theatre.
The film was solely funded by Jordan and featured Kevin Spacey, James Corden and JJ Feild. It was a critical success but only opened in 45 screens in the UK. In 2006, Jordan part funded and exec-produced Sweeney Todd, starring Ray Winstone and Tom Hardy.
He is a frequent guest on panel shows such as The Wright Stuff and a regular on TalkSport – over the summer he co-presented The Final Word, a weekly Saturday radio show with Danny Kelly.
Simon is also a restaurant owner and founder of Octane Magazine.