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Simon Cowell Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Simon Cowell worth? $600 Million

How did Simon Cowell earn his money and wealth?

Simon Cowell is a philanthropist, reality TV judge, entrepreneur as well as a producer who was born on 7th October 1959 at Lambeth in London City of England. Simon Cowell is famous for his controversial and blunt comments to the participants auditioning for reality shows which include insults as well as wisecracks on the contestant’s ability to sing. He works in both television as well as music industry. Cowell has successfully produced numerous albums and singles for budding singers that he picked up from these reality shows.

Simon has a net worth of $550 Million with an annual income that exceeds $95 Million. Time Magazine tagged him among the top 100 in the year 2004 as well as 2010 as one of the most influential people in the world. The Daily Telegraph also tagged him as the sixth most powerful person in the British culture in the top 100 in the year 2008. Simon Cowell was acknowledged by a panel of seven academics, journalists and historians for being one among the people in the UK “whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and given the age its character”

Simon Cowell was born to the ballet dancer as well as socialite named Julie Brett and father Eric Selig Phillip Cowell who worked as a real estate agent, music industry executive and property developer. After working in job profiles such as a runner in the movie “The Shinning”, mail room job at EMI Music Publishing and many other jobs where he failed to get a promotion. After a hard-luck, he returned back to EMI. Later Simon formed his own label named E&S Music. He also worked for the company called Fanfare Records for a term of eight years and then his company E&S was sold out to BMG. Post this, Simon formed a new record company named S-Records.

Simon’s initial success with S-Records wasn’t achieved via music artists. The company started novelty releases for renowned TV shows like “The Wiggles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. In the year 2001, Simon established himself as a judge in a reality-based British TV show named Pop Idol. However, Simon later moved to be a judge in the spin-off for American Idol that bagged him a big salary of $33 million for each season. Cowell later established another label named “Syco” which provides a platform to release records with the latest talent acquired by the label record producer. The year 2010 was the last year for Cowell in American Idol.

Currently, he is judging the 14th season of the singing reality show named “The X Factor” aired in the UK along with appearances in “America’s Got Talent” in the 12th season. He also appeared in “Britain’s Got Talent” in the 11th season of the same. 

What are the highest grossing salaries of Simon Cowell?

1-The X-Factor (2014): $95,000,000

2-American Idol (2012): $94,000,000

3-Syco Entertainment Sales (2005): $70,000,000

4-American Idol (2006): $33,000,000

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