Simon Cowell is a famous English TV Personality, Entrepreneur Businessman, Entertainment manager and Record Executive. This man been a judge on the hit British TV talent competition series called Pop Idol, Britain’s got talent, as well as the X Factor UK. Moreover he’s also judged the American TV talent competition series titled American idol, America’s got talent and the X factor U.S.
Simon’s also the founder principal and chief executive of “Psycho” a British entertainment company. The daily telegraph ranked him among the 100 most powerful people in British culture in 2008. He’s also won the special recognition award and the Bafta special award.
Simon Cowell & His life
His full name is Simon Phillip Cowell but he’s also known as “Mr. Nasty Judge”, “Dred Nasty Simon” & “Sarcastic Simon”.
Simon Cowell was born in October 7th 1959 in London (England). Making him almost 62 at the time writing this article.
Simon Cowell stands at 1.75 meters (5 ft. 8 in.) tall. Back in the year 2018 Simon was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Being a great philanthropist Simon has been involved in charity work for several years. This famous TV personality is a patron of “Together for Short lives” and from 2009 to 2011 he was a patron of children’s hospice’s UK. Then this organization merged to become “Together for short lives”.
After Manchester dog’s home in England was hit by a massive fire Simon donated money to this organization. In 2003 he was seen on the charity telethon called “Children in need”. During the same year he also published his autobiography called “I don’t mean to be rude but”. He’s also appeared as a guest voice in an episode of the hit TV sitcom “The Simpson’s”. In this episode he gets beaten up by homer. Then in 2010 he again appeared as himself on an episode of “The Simpson’s” titled Judge Me Tender.
Moreover Simon has also appeared on family guy in this episode he tells Stevie that his singing is so awful that he should be dead. It’s worth mentioning that Simon has portrayed himself in scary movie 3 as well as the DVD version of Shrek 2.
In 2004 Simon appeared on one episode of “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. Time Magazine has ranked him among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and 2010. In 2010 new statesman ranked him number 41 on the list of 50 people who matter.
Then in 2013 TV guide ranked him among the 60 nastiest villains of all time. He became a vegan in 2019 after doctors told him to change his diet, however he then broke his back in august 2020 after Simon fell off his electric motorcycle. Simon started eating animal-based food after this incident to rebuild his strength.
In 2002 he started dating an English presenter named Terry Seymour. The couple broke up in 2008 then Simon started dating Mezcan Husseini, he got engaged to her in 2010 however they separated in 2011. Two years later Simon started dating Lauren Silverman.
In July of that year Lauren’s husband Andrew filed for an at-fault divorce, citing adultery by Lauren and Simon however Lauren and Andrew settled their divorce out of court.
Simon later confirmed that Lauren was pregnant with his child. Their son was born in February 2014 and he was named Eric.
Is Simon Cowell’s a Jew?
He was born to Julie Brett and Eric Selig Philip Cowell. Born in Lambeth in London this man was raised in Elstree in Hertfordshire. his mother was a ballet dancer and socialite who died in 2015. On the other hand Simon’s father was a property developer, estate agent and music industry executive. It’s worth mentioning that Eric was from a mostly Jewish family so he has Jewish connection and his mother was born in Poland. And his mother came from a Christian background. Simon has a younger brother named Nicholas Cowell and john Michael and tony are his half-brothers. Simon has a half-sister named June.
He went to raddle preparatory school and later attended the independent Dover College, however Simon left after taking GCE levels. The record executive passed English language and literature. Then he attended Windsor technical college, at Windsor Simon gained another GCE in sociology. After Simon took a few menial jobs his father managed to get him a job at the mail room at EMI music publishing, but Simon left EMI after he didn’t get a promotion. Later he returned to EMI as he couldn’t get another job.
When he first left EMI, Simon went on to form E&S Music; however he quit that in 1983. Simon later formed Fanfare Records and sold exercise videos and music. Simon had his first hit song “With so macho” in 1986 by Sinitta. Then he started working as an A&R consultant with BMG and later established S Records under BMG.
Simon introduced artists such as Robson and Jerome to the music industry, and then he became a judge on “Pop Idol” in 2001. The next year he founded Psycho Entertainment. From 2002 to 2010 he was a judge on American idol, in 2004 Simon created the X Factor & later he created the “Got Talent” franchise.
in 2006 America’ got talent first aired on TV and Simon has produced and co-produced many other TV shows such as, red or black, rock rivals and American inventor. In 2013 he launched the “You generation video” sharing competition in collaboration with YouTube. In 2018 Simon created his first show for BBC “The Greatest Dancer” which started in 2019. In 2020 he was one of the judges of “Canadian families got talent”
Simon Cowell’s Net worth
In a given year he can easily earn 50 to 100 Million Dollars from his various endeavors. For instance, Simon earned 50 million dollars in 2019. The majority of Simon’s income comes from producing the shows “The x factor”, “Britain’s got talent” and “America’s got talent”.
In 2012 his annual salary from American idol was 75 million dollars. In 2009 he earned 53 million dollars from America’s got talent and the x factor. In 2005 Simon sold Psycho Entertainment to Sony BMG and earned 70 million dollars.
The total net worth of Simon Cowell’s 600 million dollars. Simon is one of the highest paid celebrities in the world and has an impressive real estate portfolio. He bought an oceanfront house on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu for 24 million dollars in 2017. The house features seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms a half bathroom and a spa/massage room.
Previously he owned a house in LA which he sold in 2020. He purchased his Beverly Hills Mansion for 15.5 million dollars. Moreover he owns a three-bedroom apartment on the Upper east side of Manhattan and a Mansion in Holland Park in London.
Simon Cowell’s Car Collection
- Bugatti Veyron
- Bentley Azure
- Lamborghini Euro Sports SUV
- Ferrari F430
- Jaguar F-Type Coupe
- Jaguar XK120
- Ferrari California
- Rolls-Royce Phantom
- Ferrari 360
- Mitsubishi EVO 7 Race Car
- Caterham 7 CSR
- Morgan Arrow SS
- Aston Martin DB87
- Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 3
- 1932 Ford Model B