Simon Cowell is an television producer, entrepreneur, entertainment executive, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol. Simon Cowell is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.
As a judge, Simon Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. Simon Cowell was most recently featured on the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent and the second season of The X Factor USA.
In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Simon Cowell at number 41 in a list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010”.
How Simon Cowell Made His Money – Entertainment Executive and Entrepreneur
Estimated Net Worth: $320 Million
Birthday: October 7, 1959
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