Simon Cowell Net Worth $600 million
Simon Cowell salary $95,000,000
Simon Cowell Net Worth: How rich is Simon Cowell? & How much money is Simon Cowell worth? Time to find out!
Simon Cowell is an English reality television judge and producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, and his current net worth is $600 million.
Cowell was born in Lambeth, London to his mother Julie Brett, a ballet dancer and socialite, and his father Eric Selig Phillip Cowell Sr., an estate agent developer and music industry executive.
It was brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire, along with his younger brother Nicholas Cowell. He also has three half-brothers and a half-sister.
Attended Radlett Preparatory School and the independent Dover College, just like his brother, but dropped out shortly after.
Then attended Windsor Technical College, after passed English Language and Literature, where he gained another GCE in Sociology.
While attending school, he took some menial jobs like working as a runner on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinning, but didn’t get very well with colleagues and bosses, until his father got him a job in the mail room.
Before returning to EMI, he left to try other jobs after failing to get a promotion. A few years later he left EMI to form E&S Music with his ex-boss at EMI, but quit in 1983.
Then he formed Fanfare Records with Iain Burton, initially selling exercise videos, and music from acts such as the Italian orchestra Rondò Veneziano.
With So Macho by Sinitta, he had his first hit song, but also gained recognition through Stock Aitken Waterman, who produced a number of hits in the 80s.
The company went under and Cowell almost lost all his money and nearly became bankrupt.
But he did not give up and found a job with BMG as an A&R consultant, where he set up S Records under BMG.
In 1995, he managed to get to actors, Robson Green and Jerome Flynn from the UK TV series Soldier Soldier, to sign with him. They recorded a song, Unchained Melody, which they performed on their show.
The song played by the actors, quickly reached number one in the UK, staying at the top of the charts for weeks.
Today, he is famous for being a judge on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent.
He is also the main founder and CEO of the British entertainment company Syco.
He combines activities in both the television and music industries. Cowell has produced and promoted singles and albums for various singers that he has taken under his wing.
As for his personal life, he has a child with Lauren Silverman, from whom he divorced in 2013.
This wraps up our Simon Cowell Net Worth profile!