Simon Cowell is an English reality television personality, music, and TV producer, as well as a talent scout. Simon Cowell can be seen in many talent hunts including American Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, X Factor and so on. He also owns a TV production and the music publishing house Syco. Simon Cowell is a much-respected person in the entertainment field of this age and people also know him as a bitterly honest judge.
Simon Cowell is a native of England. He is the son of a real estate agent developer and executive for music industry. Simon Cowell had relationship with Lauren Silverman when she was still married now they are engaged and have a son Eric Cowell.
Simon Cowell was born on 7 October 1959. He is the native of Lambeth, London, England and was brought up in the Elstree, Hertfordshire. His father is Eric Selig Phillip Cowell Sr. and mother is Julie Bret. As per his wiki page, the father of Simon Cowell worked as an estate agent developer and was also involved in the music industry as an executive. His mother is a former ballet dancer and the socialite. Simon Cowell is the oldest of his siblings in his family; he has a younger brother Nicholas Cowell, three half brothers Tony, John and Michael Cowell. Simon also has one-half sister June Cowell.
Simon was a student at the Radlett Preparatory School. After the completion of his school, he joined Dover College but he left taking the GCE O-levels and got studied English Language and Literature. Later he got enrolled to get another GCE in Sociology at the Windsor Technical College.
Simon till now has been linked to many celebrities. Currently, he is engaged with longtime girlfriend Lauren Silverman. This couple also has a son named Eric Cowell. Their son was born in 2013. They started their relationship when Lauren was married to Andrew Silverman. It was the time when Andrew filed a divorce case against wife Lauren, a couple of weeks later people could hear Lauren getting pregnant with Simon Cowell's baby. Before this incident, Simon was engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy for almost a year.
During the first stage of his professional career he almost went bankrupt however he caught the phase later. He activated his music business and also created novelty records. After certain time he became the judge of the 'Pop Idol' and even the 'American Idol'.
Simon Cowell first worked at EMI Music Publishing, however, he left EMI in 1993. He ended up establishing Fanfare Records which produced exercise videos and music, he was the co-partner of Iain Burton. He got hit by success when his first song So Macho by Sinitta in 1986 became popular. Contrary to that the music company faced a huge loss, in 1989, which almost led Simon being bankrupt. That was when Simon decided to get a job at BMG as an A&R consultant.
Slowly and steady he gear up the courage to start getting back to the music business and created novelty records for Power Rangers, Zig and Zag and World Wrestling Federation. He then signed two actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn and record song 'Unchained Melody' which later became the best selling single in 1995. The self-titled album was released later which also became the best-selling album. Simon made millions after they again released more albums and two singles.
Simon career as a judge started in the first part of Pop Idol in 2001. The following year he was seen in the judging panel of the American Idol. He again formed a new company named Syco which was divided into three units – Syco Music, Syco TV, and Syco Film. After facing many controversies being in American Idol he exited from the show in January of 2010. He was also seen in another show 'The X Factor' in 2004. There he signed Leona Lewis who the winner of the third series of the show. He left the show however returned for the 6th and 7th season.
Later he created The X Factor USA and Australia. As success followed Simon became the executive producer of America's Got Talent. The other shows which he produced are American Inventor, Celebrity Duets, Grease Is the Word, Rock Rivals and so on.
Net worth and salary
Simon Cowell estimated salary and net worth can be measured in nine digits. He is one of the most dedicated people towards his profession. He has been working hard since 1979.
Simon Cowell has made his appearance in multiple programs. He appeared as a judge in programs such as a pop idol, American Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and much more. In addition to that, Cowell is also the executive producer of the Celebrity Duets, Grease Is The Word, and Food and Glorious.
With all of these works, Simon Cowell has accumulated a huge amount of net worth. Estimating Simon Cowell income it is said to be in the height of $550 million. Simon has the annual income of above $95 million. Currently, Simon Cowell has houses in both United States and the United Kingdom and has the net worth of $430 million.
Achievements and Contributions
Simon has also made himself involved in many charitable works. He has denoted million for many charitable organizations. He has also been listed in the '100 Most Influential People in the World'.
Simon Cowell does not just earn a lot but also make praiseworthy utilization of it. He has made lots of contributions by donating millions of money for charitable organizations. In August 2013 he gave $15 million to the Friends of Israel Defense Forces. He also signed a letter to “The Guardian” opposing Scottish Independence in a run-up to September’s Referendum on that issue.
In 2004 and 2010 he made his name in the list of 100 Most Influential people in the word by American Magazine. Later in 2014, we could see Simon's name in number 41 as people Who Matter by British Magazine New Statesman.