Inside Simon Cowells brothers low-key life in Shoreditch

Simon Cowell has enjoyed a lengthy career in the spotlight, and thanks to shows such as The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent he's become a household name over the years.

The 62 year old, who recently put his £17million Wimbledon mansion up for sale after never living there, has amassed a huge fortune thanks to his successful career in the TV and music industry, and is believed to be worth a whopping £385 million.

There's no doubt that Simon inherited his father's love of music and business, as Eric Cowell was an estate agent, property developer and music industry executive.

The BGT judge has a younger brother Nicholas, 61, as well as three half-brothers, Tony, John and Michael, and a half-sister, June, who all tend to stay out of the spotlight.

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The family grew up in Elstree, Hertfordshire, along with their mother, Julie, who was a ballet dancer.

Nicholas looks to also be as business-minded as his older sibling, with the 61 year old being a property developer and co-founder and director of Estate Office Property Consultants.

He's also head of property company Cowell Group, and has been involved in real estate for over 30 years.

On the company's website, Nicholas' bio states that he has a "passion for property and an ambition to develop Cowell Group's success as one of the UK's best independent property companies."

It also states that he "co-ordinates all aspects of Cowell Group's activities" and he "enjoys a reputation not only as a renowned deal maker, but also as someone who applies old-fashioned experience and values to find sustainable investment opportunities."

The entrepreneur has also invested in a bar, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, in Shoreditch, alongside TV presenter Charley Boorman.

It is a private members club with branches in both London and Los Angeles, and is "where people from all walks of life come together to share their passion for two-wheels, whether they ride a motorcycle or not."

In 2005, Nicholas helped launch a £400 million property fund with property syndicator aAIM, and it attracted the attention of investors including singers Rod Stewart and Elton John.

He resides in London with his wife and two children.

Simon and Nicholas' half-brother Tony, 72, has also enjoyed a successful career as an author and journalist, and is a weekly columnist for Best magazine.

Tony is also a showbiz reporter, who regularly contributed to Sky News Sunrise breakfast show. He also co-wrote Simon's autobiography, titled I Don't Mean to be Rude, but…

He married Emma Lloyd-Cowell in 2014, and the couple own a house together located in Cornwall.

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