Simon Cowell is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. He is an English television personality and entrepreneur who have become famous as a judge on various talent shows like ‘Pop Idol,’ ‘American Idol,’ and ‘The X Factor.’ He is primarily known for giving scathing critical remarks and insults the contestants as a judge. Also, he is the founder of the television and music production house ‘Syco,’ which produced the highly successful ‘Got Talent’ franchise in the U.S. and the U.K.

He is also popularly known for signing successful boybands such as Westlife, One Direction, and CNCO. His first film appearance was in the romantic comedy film ‘Maybe Baby’ as a cameo in 2000. He is also ranked in the list of ‘100 most influential people in British culture in a national British daily newspaper, ‘The Daily Telegraph.’ He has also been awarded one of the prestigious awards BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry and his new talent development.

Quick Info
Full NameSimon Cowell
Birth DateOctober 7, 1959
Birth PlaceLambeth, London, England
Star SignLibra
ParentsFather: Eric Philip Cowell
Mother: Julie Brett
BrothersNicholas Cowell, Tony Cowell, Michael Cowell, and John Cowell
SistersJune Cowell and Lindsay Elizabeth Cowell
Net Worth$600 million
Height5 feet and 9 inches (175cm/1.75m)
Weight44 kg (165lbs)
Body Measurements44-36-14 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBrown

Simon Cowell

Where was Simon Cowell born?

Simon was born in Lambeth, London, England, on 7 October 1959. His father, Eric Philip Cowell, an estate agent, and his mother, Julie Brett, a ballet dancer. He has four brothers named Nicholas Cowell, Tony Cowell, Michael Cowell, John Cowell, and two sisters June Cowell and Lindsay Elizabeth Cowell. Simon Cowell is 64 years old with a Libra sun sign.

Where did Simon Cowell receive his education?

Simon Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School, but due to his bad behavior and not following the rules and regulations of the school, he frequently got punished for bad behavior. He then went to attend Dover College but dropped out before completing his education. Simon always had interests in films and music, but not in academics.

What are Simon’s distinctive features?

Simon Cowell holds Britain’s nationality. As per his religion, he is Jewish from his father’s side and Christian from his mother’s side.

He stands 5 feet and 9 inches (175cm/1.75m) tall and weighs around 74 kg (165lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type measuring 44-36-14 inches, respectively. Likewise, he has a pair of dark brown colored eyes with brown hair color.

Where did Simon Cowell begin his career?

How was early career of Simon Cowell?

Initially, Simon Cowell did many dull jobs after dropping out of college. He also worked as a runner on the sets of the movie ‘The Shining.’ However, he quit as he could not get along with other staff members. Later, he got a job as a mailroom clerk at ‘EMI Music Publishing’ with the help of his father. Eventually, he became an assistant to an A & R executive in 1979 and left the company in 1980. He then formed the company with his former boss named ‘E&S Music’; however, the company did last long.

Simon Cowell


After leaving his job, Simon, with his former boss, formed the company ‘E&S Music’; however, the company did not long last. He then began ‘Fanfare Records’ with his partner Iain Burton in 1985. The company produced hits like ‘So Macho’ and ‘Toy Boy’ and enjoyed short-term success, but sadly this also did not last long. Later in 1989, he was offered a job with BMG as an A&R consultant under BMG. There he did pretty well and introduced artists like ‘Robson & Jerome’ to the music industry.

Likewise, he restarted his career in the music business by creating novelty records with acts such as the puppets Zig and Zag, Power Rangers, and World Wrestling Federation. Seeing his success, Simon became offered the role of judge on the first series of ‘Pop Idol’ in 2001. The show did pretty well and ran till 2003. However, he also had his image for his blunt and often rude criticisms aimed at the contestants from the front.


After that, in 2002, he founded ‘Syco Entertainment’ with ‘Sony Music Entertainment.’ The company deals with music, television, and digital content and produces ‘The X Factor’ and ‘America’s Got Talent‘ franchises. He also became a judge of another singing competition show named ‘American Idol’ from 2002 to 2010, along with other artists Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. He also created a music competition named ‘The X Factor’ in 2004. Then, in 2006, Simon designed a special competition show for singers for those who have other talents like dancing, comedy, acting, musician, etc. Thus, the show became ‘American’s Got Talent.’

Furthermore, he has produced and co-produced many other shows like ‘American Inventor’ in 2006, ‘Rock Rivals’ in 2008, and ‘Red or Black?’ in 2011. He also launched a digital platform, a video-sharing competition called ‘The You Generation’ in 2013, in partnership with YouTube.

What are the Philanthropy and more about Simon Cowell?

Apart from media personality, Simon’s hands are also on charity work and support animal rights. For example, he has donated money to ‘Manchester Dogs Home’ in England after a massive fire hit. Likewise, he is also one of the ‘Together for Short Lives’ charities for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. Similarly, he has appeared as a guest voice in an episode of ‘The Simpsons.’ Also, he played in the science-fantasy horror-comedy film ‘Scary Movie 3’ as a cameo role.

Simon Cowell

What is Simon Cowell’s achievement?

Simon Cowell has been honored with the Special Recognition Award at the 14th National Television Awards in 2008. He has also won the BAFTA Special Award in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the television entertainment industry and commitment to new talent. Likewise, he had also won the MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Cameo in 2004 and ASCAP Film and Television Music Award in 2013 for Top Television Series, ‘The X Factor.’

Who is Simon Cowell’s wife?

Simon Cowell previously dated many media personalities. He has linked with Sinitta, Danni Minogue, and Terri Seymour. He also had engaged Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011. Later in 2013, he dated Lauren Silverman.

In July 2013, Lauren’s husband and Cowell’s friend named Andrew Silverman filed for an at-fault divorce, mentioning adultery by his wife and naming Cowell as a co-respondent. The next year, in February 2014, Cowell and Lauren had a son together named Eric.

Is Cowell socially active?

Simon Cowell has active social media accounts. His Instagram account (@simoncowell) has 1.7 million followers, and his Twitter handle (@SimonCowell) has 11.3 million followers. Likewise, his official Facebook page has 5.4 million followers and more than 3 million likes.

What is the net worth of Simon Cowell?

Simon Cowell is a famous media personality person. Likewise, he earns a good amount of money from his work. Not only money, but he has also earned huge fame. He lives a luxurious life and has an estimated net worth of about $600 million as 2021.