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Simon Cowell Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Simon Cowell

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Birth Name

Simon Phillip Cowell

Nick Name

Nasty Simon

Place of Birth

Lambeth, London, England

Date of Birth

7th October, 1959

Age

61

Nationality

British

Education

Radlett Preparatory School

Dover College

Windsor Technical College

Occupation

Television Personality

Producer

Marital Status

Divorced

Children

Eric Cowell

Height

174 cm

Weight

84 Kg

Hair Color

Dark brown

Eye Color

Dark brown

Net Worth

$ 550 million (as of January 2021)

 

 

Who is Simon Cowell?

Simon Cowell is an English reality television judge, producer, and actor who is popularly known for his scathing sarcastic critical remarks as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” television show. Cowell is notorious for his biting insults towards contestants in the reality shows “X-Factor” and “American Idol”. The reality television judge has also signed some of the world’s successful boybands such as “One Direction and CNCO” and “Westlife”. As an actor, Cowell made an appearance as a cameo in the 2000’s romantic comedy film, “Maybe Baby”.

How was Simon Cowell’s Early Life?

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Simon Cowell was born Simon Phillip Cowell on October 7, 1959, in Lambeth, London, England. He is the son of the then estate agent, property developer, and music industry executive, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell and Julie Brett, a ballet dancer. Simon Cowell has one young brother, Nicholas Cowell, and three other half-siblings namely; June Cowell, Michael, Tony, and John. 

Once it comes to matters of education, Simon Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and later joined The Independent Dover College where he pursued English Language and Literature and excelled. Cowell then proceeded to Windsor Technical College to further his studies where he graduated with a GCE in Sociology. Upon completion of studies, securing a steady job was a big challenge to Simon Cowell thus forcing his father to get him some mailroom job at his company EMI Music Publishing.

How Did Simon Cowell Climb His Career Ladder?

Simon Cowell’s career kicked off in 1983 when his father employed him to work as a consultant, talent scout, and record producer at the “EMI Music Publishing”. The exposure to his father’s music industry was very pivotal since in the same year Cowell together with his friend Iain Burton came up with their production label named “Fanfare Records” through which they sold music and exercise videos. His good work as a record producer earned him a job as an A&R consultant and set up “S Records” at BMG. 

In 1989 however, some little rain beat him as his company, “Fanfare Records” went bankrupt thus forcing him to go back to the drawing board in the music business. That way he started creating novelty records with acts such as World Wrestling Federation, Power Rangers, as well as the puppets Zig and Zag.

Before landing his first job as a judge, Simon Cowell had initially managed to sign bands like Teletubbies, Westlife, and Five as well as selling over 50 million records worldwide.

Cowell later launched his own company named “Syco” which he divided into Syco Film, Syco TV, and Syco Music. At the time he launched the company, his career as a judge was already established and that saw him appear as a judge in “The X Factor”, a British television music competition.

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Simon Cowell’s career reached its peak when he became the executive producer of America’s Got Talent, which was debuted in June 2006. A show which is viewed by millions across the world, a massive audience that has outdone Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”. Cowell has also lent his voice in “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” as well as appearing in “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and “Saturday Night Live”.

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Who Has Simon Cowell Dated?

61-year-old Simon Cowell is currently unmarried. However, just like many other celebrities, Cowell has been in a series of relationships. Initially, America’s got talent judge was in a relationship with Jackie St Clair and Paula Hamilton. In 1984 Cowell dated Sinitta before taking a long break from romantic relationships. The long break was broken in 2001 when he fell into a relationship with Alicia Douvall and then Georgina Law. The reality shows judge then fell into a four-year relationship with TV presenter Terri Seymour whom he dated from 2002 to 2006 after which their love became sour forcing him to date Jasmine Lennard the same year they broke up with Seymour. In 2007 Simon Cowell briefly dated Dannii Minogue before engaging Mezhgan Hussainy after a one-year relationship. Before breaking his engagement with Hussainy, Cowell fell into a relationship with Lauren Silverman. The love birds were married from 2013 to 2016 when they divorced. Before divorcing, the couple had been blessed with one child, a baby boy named Eric Cowell.

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What are His Body Stats?

Simon Cowell is a charming handsome man with a healthy average body. He has an impressive height and a decent weight. America’s Got Talent judge stands tall at a height of 174 cm and a balanced weight of 84 Kg. His waist measures 91 cm, whereas his arms and chest measure 38 cm and 114 cm respectively. His hair color is dark brown and so is his eye color, dark brown.

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What is Simon Cowell’s Net Worth?

  • As of 2021, Simon Cowell’s net worth is estimated to be $ 550 million.
  • Basically, most of his wealth is accrued from his television career as a judge, producer, and entrepreneur.
  • Cowell is reported to pocket a salary of $ 95 million annually.
  • From his massive following of more than 2.8 million followers on Facebook, about 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and around 11.9 million followers on Twitter, Simon Cowell has been able to bag a lot of income. 

What Has Simon Cowell Achieved over the Years?

  1. In 2010 Simon Cowell won the BAFTA Special Award for his commitment to new talent and his outstanding contribution to the television entertainment industry.
  2. In 2008, during the 14th National Television Awards in the U.K, Cowell was awarded the Special Recognition Award.

What are the Laser Known Facts about Simon Cowell?

  1. Due to his harsh, sarcastic, and at times insulting critical remarks as a reality television shows judge, Simon Cowell has earned the nickname, Nasty Simon.
  2. The year 2003 was when he released his memoir, “I Don’t Mean to be Rude, But…”
  3. His name appeared in the American Magazine in 2004 and 2010 as one of the 100 most influential people.
  4. Simon Cowell produced the charity single, “Everybody Hurts” during the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
  5. The Daily Telegraph has placed Cowell at position 6 in the list of “Hundred Most Influential Personalities in British Culture” in the past.

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