Have you watched American TV talent competition shows like “American Idol,” “The X Factor,” and “America’s Got Talent?” If yes, you must be familiar with the clean-shaven white man named Simon Cowell. He is a music producer, an entrepreneur and also serves as a judge on various TV shows. He is the founder and CEO of Syco Entertainment: a British entertainment company. He has been named among the top 100 most influential people of the world by Time magazine. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Simon Cowell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Simon was born on 7 October 1959 in the Lambeth city of London, Britain. His dad, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell was a property dealer while his mom, Julie Brett was a ballet dancer. He grew up in the Elstree city of Hertfordshire where he attended Radlett Preparatory School. Later, he went on to attend an independent and day boarding school named Dover College.
He also studied at the Windsor Technical College and passed with an O grade in Sociology. After completing his studies, he worked as an unskilled employee in the film industry but later left due to arguments with his boss. Due to his dad’s contact at “EMI Music Publishing,” he finally got a better job at the firm.
In 2010, Simon got engaged with a make-up artist named Mezhgan Hussainy but broke up within a year. For a short span, he also dated the American model Carmen Electra. In 2013, he began dating an American woman and his friend’s wife named Lauren Silverman. The news got a lot of controversies because Lauren had allegedly cheated on her husband by being in a relationship with Simon. The matter even went to court but was later settled out of court. Simon and Lauren gave birth to a boy named Eric on 14 February 2014.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Simon’s professional career mainly started in 1980 after he left his job at EMI and formed “E&S Music.” In 2001, he appeared as a judge on the 1st series of a British television music competition show called “Pop Idol.” In 2002, he also appeared as a judge on the famous “American Idol” show. In 2004, Simon with his production company Syco Entertainment formed the British television music competition show “The X Factor” and also appeared as a judge on its 1st series. The show was very successful with its 10th series gaining a worldwide reputation. In 2013, he produced the ITV cookery series “Food Glorious Food.” As per records, Simon has not been awarded any major award to date.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Simon Cowell till date is $580 million. His current salary is estimated to be $95 million per annum. His primary source of income has been his appearances on various TV shows and his production companies. As per reports, he has not got any significant endorsements yet. In 2004 and 2010, Times magazine named him among the top 100 most influential people of the world.
He was also ranked at the sixth position among the top 100 most influential people of Britain by The Daily Telegraph in 2008. His net worth includes numerous luxurious cars like that of Ferrari 360, Mercedes SL55 AMG, Ferrari 430, Audi R8, and many more.
Simon is today being counted among the most powerful people in the world, but his initial career was not so well. He was born into a middle-class family and lived his early life normally. After completing his education, he had to serve at a low-grade job in the film industry. But after quitting his job at EMI, he never looked back and went on to be a millionaire. Being a successful entrepreneur, he is interested in politics too. In 2010, he openly endorsed David Cameron, the Conservative Party leader for Prime Minister of UK.