Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell in December 2011.jpg
Cowell in 2011
Simon Philip Cowell

(1959-10-07) 7 October 1959 (age 62)
Lambeth, London, England
OccupationBusinessman, entrepreneur, record executive, television personality
Years active1980-present
Net worth£325 million (March 2015)
Parent(s)Eric Cowell, Sr.
Julie Brett
RelativesNicholas 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.[1] 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.

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  1. Carter, Bill (2006-04-30). "How a Hit Almost Failed Its Own Audition". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-09.

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