Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell in December 2011.jpg
Simon Cowell
Born Simon Philip Cowell
(1959-10-07) October 7, 1959 (age 59)
Lambeth, London, England, U.K.
Residence London, England, U.K.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality English
Occupation Reality television judge, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Years active 1980-present
Net worth £325 million (March 2015)
Partner(s) Lauren Silverman
2013-present
Children 1 (Eric)
Parent(s) Eric Cowell, Sr.
Julie Brett
Relatives Nicholas Cowell (brother)
Tony Cowell (half-brother)

Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English A&R executive for Syco in the United Kingdom and the son of Eric Cowell Sr. (1918-1999), an Estate agent, Property developer, and Music industry executive. and Julie Brett (née Josie Dalglish; 1925-2015), a ballet dancer and Socialite. 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.

Cowell has been in a relationship with Lauren Silverman since 2013. The couple's son, Eric, was born in February 2014. Silverman's husband divorced her for adultery with Cowell.

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