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Simon Cowell Net Worth, Wife and Earnings From American Idol

Simon Cowell Net Worth

Simon Cowell has been earning like $50-$100 million from his television shows. Between June 2019 and June 2020 he earned $50 million. His earning simply came from producing and judging in three different shows. “America’s Got Talent’, “Britain’s Got Talent”, and “The X-Factor”. He is a millionaire and not a billionaire.

Simon Cowell  Net worth 2022 And Salary

Simon Cowell having fun with his dogs and son

Simon Cowell having fun with his dogs

Simon Cowell currently net worth is $600 million. His salary is $95 million.

Who Is Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is a television personality and also a music executive. He become famous when he acted as a judge on one of the TV talent shows known as ‘American Idol’, with other shows which includes ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Pop Idol’.

What Simon Cowell was known for

Simon Cowell was known for his way of judging people by being harsh, sarcastic and insensitive in his comments on the TV shows.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is among the most recognizable personalities on television shows because of his sarcasm and wit and it has he used it to make an imprint on the industry.

He has been the most media personalities both in music and in television of over 30 years. Until now he is still has been one of the highest earner celebrities in the world for over two decades.

Simon Cowell early life

He was born in Lambeth, London, Engliand on October 7, 1959. Simon Cowell parents are known as Julie Brett and Eric Philip, raised him in Eistree, Haertfordshire.

Simon father worked as a music executive also as an estate agent while his mother Julie Brett worked as a ballet dancer. Simon has a three half-brothers, a half-sister and a younger brother.


Cowell schooled at Radlett Preparatory School and Dover College. He did well in the following courses; English language and Literature. He later attended Windsor technical College but ended up dropping out to pursue a career in film and music. .

Simon Cowell Early Career

Simon Cowell did so many odds jobs when he was young. The jobs he did includes; working as a runner on Stanley Kubrick’s in the year 1980 horro movie, titled “The Shining”.

Why he quit his 9-5 job

Moreover, he had many problems with the bosses and his fellow colleagues when he joined them newly.

Working for His Dad Company

Later, Simon Cowell decided to work for his father, who is Eric Philp Cowell. His father was an executive at EMI Music Publishing. Simon Cowell worked so hard to reach the top of the company before leaving to establish his own name, known as E&S Music.

Starting His own Company

He later work at a company known as fanfare records for eight years before his parent company was later sold to BMG. Cowell decided to form another name of his own called S-Records.

S-Records company success

Simon Cowel and S-Records’ first greatest success did not come from music artists, but from novelty releases based on popular television series such as;

“The Wiggles” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” In 1995, he begged two actors, Robson Green and Jerome Flynn from the UK television drama series “Soldier Soldier,” to join him, so that he could record the song “Unchained Melody,” which they had performed on the show during that time.

The recording by the duo quickly reached number one in the U.K. the song became the best selling single of 1995, and the group’s self-titled debut album released later in the year also became the best-selling album of 1995. According to Cowell, that made him his first million.

His television shows as a personality

Idol and other Shows

In the year 2001, Simon Cowell became a judge on the British television reality show known as “Pop Idol,” which made the worldwide franchise now seen in over 100 countries. Simon Cowell eventually moved on to judge Pop Idol spin-off, known as “American Idol.” Cowell’s fame grew, Simon Cowell later moved on after the show “American Idol” in January 2010 when the show was still the most popular show on American television.

His business success tactics

Simon Cowell made use his newest record name, known as Syco, as a medium to release records from the talent seen on its sister company, Syco TV, which produces television shows “The X Factor,” “Britain’s Got Talent,” and “America’s Got Talent.”

Simon Cowell Recognitions

In the year 2004-2010, Time Magazine named Simon Cowell one out of the 100 most successful people in the world. TV Guide named Simon Cowell as number 10 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.

Charity Services

Simon Cowell arranged money for the families of the victims of The Grenfell Tower fire in London in year 2017. He arranged the recording and release of a charity single “Bridge over Troubled Water.” Cowell collaborated with a number of vocalists for the single, including Robbie Williams, Dua Lipa, Roger Daltrey, and Rita Ora, and the song reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart.

Simon Cowell Left “Syco Music”

In year 2020, Simon Cowell moved away from his record name, known as ‘Syco Music’, to focus on other projects altogether. Over the years his name was very successful and represented artists including Noah Cyrus, Grace VanerWaal, and Leona Lewis.

Simon Cowell business with Netflix

In the year, 2020, it was reported that Simon Cowell is in talks with streaming giant Netflix to create talent competitions for the service.

In 2020, Cowell announced that he would be writing a seven-book series with his son called “Wishfits.” The first three books in the series will be released in 2021, the remaining four are scheduled for 2022.

Personal Life and relationship

Simon Cowell had a relationship with an English television host Terri Seymour from 2002 to 2008. Simon Cowell later engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011.

Simon Cowell dating Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell started another relationship with an American Lauren Silverman in 2013. She was already married when Simon Cowell was dating her. Lauren Silverman was married to Simon Cowell’s friend known as Andrew. Andrew quickly filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery naming Cowell and his wife in the legal documents.

Simon Cowell had A son with Lauren

Two weeks later, Simon Cowell and Lauren later discovered that they were expecting a baby. The divorce was settled out of court in August 2013. Lauren Silverman gave birth to a son of which his father is Simon Cowell on February 14, 2014. Finally, Simon Crowell later proposed to Lauren Silverman in January 2022 after dating for 13 years.

Charity and Donations

Simon Cowell is a patron of Together for Short Lives, a UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. Simon Cowell also supports animal rights and has appeared in a video for PETA in which he reminds drivers of the cruelty to animals that can occur when their pets are locked in cars in the summer.

During the time of Coronavirus pandemic in the year 2020, Simon Cowell donated $1.5 million to Feeding America and Feeding Britain.

Simon Cowell’s accident

In the same year 2020 Simon broke his back while riding an electric bike at his Malibu property.

Salary Highlights

If you calculate all of Simon’s properties including his various business venture incomes, his annual salary regularly exceeds $95 million. His peak salary for American Idol was $33 million per season. Simon Cowell’s final year as a host of American Idol was in the year 2010, and now he hosts his own show, The X Factor. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Simon earned $45 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019 he earned $41 million. In the following 12 month period, he earned $50 million.

Real Estate

In the year 2017, Simon Cowell paid the sum of $24 million for an oceanfront home on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Simon Cowell Malibu House Features

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

The modern home sits on a private bluff at the end of a gated driveway. The seven-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home offers ocean views from nearly every room, and the master suite is complete with a fireplace, two bathrooms, and even a spa/massage room. The pool, spa, barbecue, and lounge area are spread out on the stone courtyard; a tennis court, gym, and four-car garage are elsewhere on the 1.63-acre property.

In July 2020, it was reported that Cowell plans to sell his Los Angeles area home after stepping away from Syco Records.

Simon Cowell’s car

Simon Cowell who he a television personality or as a reality TV judge, also a music mogul, he is also quite an impressive collection of automobiles. His latest vehicle that really earned him the titled of ‘Simon Cowell’s car’is his new Ford Mod.

Watch video of Simon Cowell car collection;

Simon Cowell’s Car: A Bugatti Veyron

Check out Simon Cowell’s car: The former American Idol judge, who is also a general reality TV and music mogul Simon Cowell is well-known for his prickly taste in vocalists, but his taste in cars must be equally stringent, considering his well-known taste for cars. He loves flashy things and has great taste of quality and best thing. Simon Cowell brought Bugatti Veyron for he loves to show off what can buy.

Where does Simon Cowell live?

Simon Cowell spends his time between London and Los Angeles.

His London home is in Holland Park, known as the city’s “golden postcode” because the houses there are so expensive.

His notable neighbours in the £10million mansion include the Beckhams and Elton John.

But the Holland Park mansion is nothing compared to Simon’s lavish Beverly Hills pad.

He designed the 9,335 square foot property himself and was involved in every aspect of its completion.

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Simon Cowell Child

He and Lauren have been together since, but are not married. They share a son called Eric, their first child who was born in February 2014.

Shortly after he was born The Sun revealed how his godmother is Sinitta. And softie Si famously dotes on his lookalike son, with the young boy even making his telly debut on dad’s show The X Factor in 2017.

Little Eric has since added to his TV credits with a surprise appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2018.

Who is this Simon Cowell?

Date of Birth

Simon Cowell was born on Oct 7, 1959.


Simon Cowell nationality is United Kingdom.


Simon Cowell height is 1.75m.

His age

Simon Cowell is 62 years old.

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