Simon Cowell, 58, is an English reality television judge and producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Famous for his role as a judge on the reality talent competition series Pop Idol, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent.
Combining the television and music industries, Cowell has produced and promoted singles and albums for various singers that he has taken under his wing.
Currently, he is appearing on the fourteenth series of the UK’s The X Factor, and recently appeared on the twelfth season of America’s Got Talent and the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Furthermore, Cowell is the principal founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.
Simon Cowell Net Worth as of 2019: $575 Million
Simon Cowell, the English reality television judge and producer who has appeared on American Idol and X Factor, has a reported net worth of approximately $575 million, with an annual salary of $95 million. Cowell is also the principal founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.
In 2001, Cowell was given the role of judge on the first season of Pop Idol, a show that he created with Simon Fuller .
Cowell’s S Records signed the top two finishers of the first season of Pop Idol, Will Young and Gareth Gates, both of whom went on to have No 1 UK hits, which were the top 2 best-selling singles of 2002, as well as that of top 2 of the decade of the 2000s.
In 2002, he became a judge on the first season of American Idol.
Cowell formed a new company Syco, which is divided into three units – Syco Music, Syco TV and Syco Film.
In 2004, with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, Cowell was a judge on the first series of the British television music competition The X Factor, which he created using his production company, Syco TV.
On January 11, 2010, Cowell’s exit from American Idol was made official.
In 2011, Cowell launched The X Factor in America.
In October 2010, Cowell signed new three-year deals with ITV for both Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, retaining them until 2013. On November 15, 2013, the three-year deal was extended by a further three years, keeping it on air until 2016.
Simon Cowell treats Ant McPartlin to ‘private jets and massages’ to forget the worries of his 11 years old marriage endings.
Simon Cowell confessed on Speaking on The Paul McKenna Positivity Podcast that he ‘stole the idea’ for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) from a rival music show.