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Full NameSimon Phillip Cowell
First NameSimon
Middle NamePhillip
Last NameCowell
Birth NameSimon Phillip Cowell
Other NameJudge Dread,Sarcastic Simon
ProfessionTalent Show Judge, Music Executive, Businessman
Birth CityLambeth, London
Birth CountryEngland, The UK
Father NameEric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918- 1999)
Father ProfessionReal estate executive
Mother NameJulie Brett (1925-2015)
Mother ProfessionBallet Dancer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDating
SpouseLauren Silverman
Relation WithDebbie Spears (1977-1979), Paula Hamilton (1977-1983), Terri Seymour (2002-2006), Mezhgan Hussainy (2010-2012), Carmen Electra (2012-2013)
No Of ChildrenEric
SibilingsNicholas, 4 half-siblings (John, Tony, Michael Cowell, June Cowell)
EducationRadlett Preparatory School, Dover College, Windsor Technical College
Height174 cm
Networth$600 M
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Date of BirthOctober 7,1959
Age60 years

How Much Is Music Executive & Talent Show Judge Simon Cowell's Net Worth?

Simon Cowell, famous as the talent show judge for American Idol, The X Factor and America's Got Talent along with its UK franchise, is a multi-millionaire. Professional since 1980, the English TV personality is the founder & CEO of British entertainment company Syco.

Well, Cowell's music label has signed famous bands including One Direction, Westlife and CNCO, showering him with a hefty fortune. As of July 2019, Simon owns the net worth of $600 million.

With his successful career journey of over 39 years, The X Factor creator earns $95 million per year with his business venture & as the judge of talent shows. Well, the Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2004 & 2010.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earnings

Initially working for EMI Music Publishing, Simon started his own venture as he co-founded E&S Music with his former EMI boss, followed by the foundation of another label Fanfare Records, which sold exercise videos.

Later, Cowell began to work as A&R consultant for BMG and then set up S Records under BMG.

Thereafter, he got to work as the judge for British TV series Pop Idol, which followed the creation of The X Factor franchise and Got Talent franchise, that earned him a hefty fortune.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Simon Cowell owns the net worth of around $600 million as of July 2019. Though, some sources insist on his estimated fortune to be $570 million.

English born Talent Show Judge & Businessman Simon Cowell is a multi-millionaire, owns $600 million
English born Talent Show Judge & Businessman Simon Cowell is a multi-millionaire, owns $600 million

Along with his work as the talent show judge for The X Factor (2004-Present) and Got Talent franchise (2006- Present), Cowell also earns a huge sum from business endeavors, mainly through his record label Syco.

As reported, Simon earns an average of $95 million per year. As per Forbes, the TV personality has earned a total of $42 million as of July 9, 2019.

Check out yearly earnings of Simon Cowell:

2004$8 million
2006$45 million
2007$50 million
2008$72 million
2009$80 million
2010$85 million
2011$94 million
2012$94 million
2013$95 million
2014$95 million

Judge At Pop Idol (UK Version) And Its Spin-Off American Idol

Cowell's career boost came up after he worked as a judge for Simon Fuller's creation Pop Idol in 2001, followed by his journey in its spin-off American Idol in 2004 where Ryan Seacrest works as a host since 2002.

While in the peak career of the American Idol, Simon earned $33 million per season. Initially, in 2006, Cowell signed a 5-year deal with American Idol that raised his payroll from $8 million to $33 million.

In 2011, Cowell left American Idol to pursue his career in The X Factor. As the executive producer of the Idol franchise, Simon received $75 million in 2012.

Syco Records & It Sales

Simon Cowell is famous the founder & CEO of the record label Syco Record, founded in 2002 which he sold to Sony in 2005 for $70 million.

Later, in 2011, the TV personality formed as a 50/50 partnership with Sony and made a new record label Syco Entertainment.

The X Factor Franchise

Well, Cowell's career got additional economic assist after he created the singing reality show The X Factor, mostly famous for its American and British franchise.

Back in 2011, he earned $75,000,000 including producer fee for his work in the series.

For a fact, his record label Syco has signed with the famous bands formed in The X Factor:

  1. One Direction (Second runner-up in Season 7 of UK Series)- Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles
  2. Fifth Harmony (Second runner-up in Season 2 of American Series)- Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello
  3. Little Mix (Winner of Season 8 of UK Series)-
    Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson

Got Talent Franchise

Cowell is also the creator of the talent show America's Got Talent and British Got Talent, formed in 2006.

Since then, he works in the judging panel in both franchises:

  1. America's Got Talent Judges (Season 14, May 28, 2019)- Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell
  2. Britain's Got Talent Judges (Season 13, April 6- June 2, 2019)- Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams

Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses

Currently, Simon Cowell lives in London, England along with his family and owns an impressive collection of assets. His present residence featuring 6-bedrooms in Wimbledon, South London is worth $18.65 million (£15 million) bought in February 2019.

Previously, he lived in West London mansion, that he put in the market in November 2018. He had purchased it for the same value as his current house, for $18.65 million (£15 million).

Though, the sales report of the asset is yet to be out.

For a fact, Cowell's former mansion had unpleasant incidents in the past: a December 2015 burglar and the fainting of Simon after falling from stairs in October 2017, resulting in miss-out of The X Factor live shows.

Simon Cowell's former West London house
Simon Cowell's former West London house

Sources report that Cowell also owns properties in the United States; he bought the 7-bedroom Malibu estate overlooks the Pacific Ocean in California for £18.7 million in October 2017.

The asset was actually in the market for £20.3 million, before Britain's Got Talent judge took it for £2 million less.

Simon Cowell's house in Malibu estate
Simon Cowell's house in Malibu estate

In addition to that, Cowell also owns a house in Beverly Hills, CA, worth £11 million.

Apart from the expensive mansion, the multi-millionaire also owns a collection of luxury cars, some of them include:

Jaguar E-Type Series 23.8-liter inline-six XK engine£135,000
Ferrari F4304.3-liter V8 engine$186,925- $217,318
Jaguar F-Type Coupe2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder$60,000
Bentley Azure6.75-liter Bentley twin-turbocharged V8 engine$347,645
Jaguar XK1203.4 L XK I6£70,100
Ferrari Californiatwin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine$202,000
Bentley Continental GT6.0-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine£150,500
Rolls-Royce Phantom6.75-liter V12 engine$400,000
Ferrari 3603.6-liter Tipo F131 V8 engine$80,000- $119,000
Mitsubishi Evo VIIRacing Car-
Caterham 7 CSR200-bhp 2.3-liter inline-four Ford Duratec engine£37,000
Morgan Aero SSbuilt with a BMW V8 engine£100,000
Aston Martin DB73.2 L supercharged I6 5.9 L V12 engine$151,800
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III6.2-liter 220-horsepower V8 engine-
Bentley Arnage T(twin-turbocharged, 6.8-liter V8 engine$202,000
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder10-cylinder V-type Engine $227,585
Aston Martin DB95.9-liter V12 engine$203,295
AC COBRA MK IVBristol six-cylinder engines-
Jaguar Eagle Speedster4.7-liter six-cylinder engine$1 million

For a fact, Cowell once owned a 2008 Bugatti Veyron (Guinness World Record holder as the fastest street-legal production car: 267.856 mph) bought for $1.6 million.

Later in 2014, the English personality sold his Bugatti on car auction, though the sales price is not disclosed.

Simon Cowell and his former Bugatti Veyron
Simon Cowell and his former Bugatti Veyron

Well, the expenses of Cowell also includes daily life luxury, costly, clothes & travels.

Plastic Surgery

Spending millions of dollars for a plastic surgery is not a new thing in Hollywood and Simon is not an exception. As per the sources, the 59-year-old talent manager went under the knife in the late 2018.

As per the Radar Online, popular doctor Dr. Nyla Raja cofirmed the rumors of the surgery by stating:

"I suspect Simon’s fallen complexion is a combination of weight loss and also too much Botox. Injectables don’t need to be overdone and they don’t really need to change your appearance."

She further added:

"Simon’s tightened jawline would have been achieved through a combination of ultrasound and dermal filler to lift, define and reshape his jaw. His forehead is very smooth which indicates that he may have had Botox recently. However, his eyelids look very heavy and it is quite possible that the Botox has caused his eyelids to droop."

Though we don't exactly know how much he spent on the surgeries we can definitely make an assumptions. As per the few sources, here is the list of the his alleged surgeries and its prices.

1. Face Lift: As per the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the average cost of face lift is ranges between $700000-$1200000

2. Botox Injections: Botox can cost up to $250 to $500

3. Wrinkle fillers: It can cost around $500-$800

Tax Payments & Insurance

Living in London, the UK, Simon Cowell is liable to the nation's income tax with an effective tax rate of 45% upon the revenue over £150,000 ($186,500).

Also, his properties in the UK seek the stamp duty of 12% as his properties are worth over £1.5 million ($1.86 million) along with an insurance premium of £163 per year.

Moreover, Cowell's houses in California, the USA costs him 0.793% of its assessed value property tax, accompanied by $1,000 per year for its insurance.

Check out insurance cost per year for Cowell's cars:

  1. Jaguar- $6,344
  2. Ferrari- $10,416
  3. Aston Martin- $2,784
  4. Rolls Royce-Phantom- $5,138

Did you know? In an interview with GQ Magazine, in 2011, Simon Cowell announced that he wanted his body to be frozen after death, stating it as an insurance policy.

Endorsements & Instagram Earnings

Well, Cowell can sum up massive endorsement deals if he signs sponsorships. Though for now, the details on his endorsement or its earnings are yet to be out.

As of July 2019, Simon has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram while the Twitter followers count 11.7 million. According to Influencer Marketing Hub, the English TV personality can sum up to $2,922 - $4,870 per sponsored post.

Charity Works & Donations

Well, Simon Cowell is an active charity worker and has been in highlights for his involvement in many fundraising events and donations.

Britain's Got Talent judge is a patron of Together for Short Lives and was a patron for Children's Hospices UK (2009-2011). He supports animal rights and even more, appeared in a video for PETA.

In October 2018, Cowell made a $32,640) to the Humane Society to shut down dog-meat farm in South Korea.

Also, in 2013, Simon took part in fund-raising events in LA to support Israeli Defense Forces, that made a total fund of $20 million, including $150,000 donation from Cowell.

The English TV personality has associations with 17 non-profit organizations: ACLU of Southern California, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Kids Wish Network, Save the Children, Wildlife Aid Foundation and many more.

Simon Cowell's Personal Life: Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Education, Married Life, Wife & Children

Born on October 7, 1959, in Lambeth, London, England, the UK, Cowell's birth name is Simon Phillip Cowell. His father Eric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918- 1999) was a real estate executive and music industry executive while mother Julie Brett (1925-2015) was a ballet dancer.

Raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire, Simon has a brother Nicholas Cowell, 3 half-brothers: John, Tony, and Michael Cowell and a half-sister June Cowell.

He attended Radlett Preparatory School and Dover College; took the GCE O levels. Later, Cowell went to Windsor Technical College and gained GCE in Sociology.

Simon Cowell and his late mother
Simon Cowell and his late mother

Simon Cowell holds English nationality and is of mixed ethnicity (Polish-Jewish ancestry).

As of July 2019, Cowell's age is 59 and has a height of 5 ft. 8 inches (174 cm).

Relationship Status: Is Simon Dating or Married?

For a fact, Simon Cowell is never married and is yet to have a wife. Currently, the Syco founder is dating his girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

The duo is dating since 2009 and even more shares a son named Eric, born on February 14, 2014.

Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman
Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman

As for a surprise, Cowell's relationship with Lauren began secretly while she was still in marital relationship with her (now ex) husband Andrew Silverman, a friend of Simon Cowell.

After Silverman became pregnant, her affair with Cowell was made public. It led Andrew to file divorce against Lauren citing adultery as the main reason.

Later, the Silverman couple finalized their divorce in November 2013 and settled the issues out of court.

Cowell and his son Eric
Cowell and his son Eric

Prior to Lauren Silverman, Cowell has been in relationships with Debbie Spears (1977-1979), Paula Hamilton (1977-1983), Terri Seymour (2002-2006), Mezhgan Hussainy (2010-2012) and Carmen Electra (2012-2013).

Updated On Mon Aug 19 2019 Published On Fri Jul 26 2019 By