Simon Cowell hands over reigns of Syco Records to son Eric. Boss of Syco Records, Simon Cowell handed over the resigns of his music empire to his four year old son, Eric for a day this week as part of Unicef’s World Children’s Day.
The 59-year old, music mogul admitted he would love his and Lauren Silverman’s four-year-old boy to officially take over the reins of his entertainment empire one day, and let his miniature version of himself take control of Syco as part of Unicef UK’s World Children’s Day.
Cowell said: Unicef’s World Children’s Day is an inspired idea. I can now talk as a very proud Dad about the joy Eric has brought to my life. My dream would be to see him one day running the company I have built. And the most important lesson I have learned is what children teach you. They all have a voice.”
Little Eric even copied his dad’s fashion attire for his day in the office by wearing his father’s signature white shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and sharp shades which was completed with some grey hairs and a bit of makeup stubble.
Simon’s partner, Lauren who shares son Adam with ex-husband Andrew added: “Every child in the world deserves rights and a voice, thankfully today we can celebrate with Eric, and his brother Adam and many children who do have this, but there are many more who still need our support to be able fulfil their potential.”
‘X Factor’ mogul, Simon hasn’t been shy about his ambitions for young Eric, and he recently talked about how he has tried to deal with stress and tribulations of juggling running his business and being a father.
Simon said: “My perspective on life is slightly different than it used to be. I used to be really competitive, read the ratings and have white knuckles. “Now I find it funny. At the end of the day I always go back to Eric, who will hopefully one day be running these shows – one day, please God.”
Simon Cowell hands over reigns of Syco Records to son Eric