Simon Philip Cowell
7 October 1959
|Occupation||Businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, television personality|
|Net worth||£325 million (March 2015)|
|Parent(s)||Eric Cowell, Sr. |
|Relatives||Nicholas Cowell (brother)|
Tony Cowell (half-brother)
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British businessman, entrepreneur, record executive and television personality. Cowell is the A&R executive for Syco in the United Kingdom and the son of estate agent and music industry executive Eric Cowell Sr. and socialite Julie Brett. He was born in Lambeth, London and raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is well known as a judge on television programmes Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. On these shows, Cowell is known for saying that most of the contestants on the shows are not talented. He is known for joining activities in the television and music industries, having made singles and records for many television characters.
Although Cowell says he has not voted in elections, he supported the Conservative Party in 2010. He is of Jewish heritage (his paternal grandmother was Polish-Jewish).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Carter, Bill (2006-04-30). "How a Hit Almost Failed Its Own Audition". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
- ↑ Turner,AP, Mimi; Turner, Mimi; AP (2010-05-05). "Conservatives get a 'yes' from Simon Cowell". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2023-01-23.
- ↑ Bloom, Nate (2008-01-06). "Interfaith Celebrities: Some Single, Some Scary, Some Golden". 18Doors. Retrieved 2023-02-15.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Simon Cowell on IMDb