Facts of Simon Cowell Networth
|Full Name||Simon Phillip Cowell|
|Birth Name||Simon Phillip Cowell|
|Other Name||Judge Dread,Sarcastic Simon|
|Profession||Talent Show Judge, Music Executive, Businessman|
|Birth City||Lambeth, London|
|Birth Country||England, The UK|
|Father Name||Eric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918- 1999)|
|Father Profession||Real estate executive|
|Mother Name||Julie Brett (1925-2015)|
|Mother Profession||Ballet Dancer|
|Relation With||Debbie Spears (1977-1979), Paula Hamilton (1977-1983), Terri Seymour (2002-2006), Mezhgan Hussainy (2010-2012), Carmen Electra (2012-2013)|
|No Of Children||Eric|
|Sibilings||Nicholas, 4 half-siblings (John, Tony, Michael Cowell, June Cowell)|
|Education||Radlett Preparatory School, Dover College, Windsor Technical College|
|Date of Birth||October 7,1959|
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.
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:
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:
- One Direction (Second runner-up in Season 7 of UK Series)- Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles
- Fifth Harmony (Second runner-up in Season 2 of American Series)- Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello
- 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:
- America's Got Talent Judges (Season 14, May 28, 2019)- Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell
- 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.
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.
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 2||3.8-liter inline-six XK engine||£135,000|
|Ferrari F430||4.3-liter V8 engine||$186,925- $217,318|
|Jaguar F-Type Coupe||2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder||$60,000|
|Bentley Azure||6.75-liter Bentley twin-turbocharged V8 engine||$347,645|
|Jaguar XK120||3.4 L XK I6||£70,100|
|Ferrari California||twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine||$202,000|
|Bentley Continental GT||6.0-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine||£150,500|
|Rolls-Royce Phantom||6.75-liter V12 engine||$400,000|
|Ferrari 360||3.6-liter Tipo F131 V8 engine||$80,000- $119,000|
|Mitsubishi Evo VII||Racing Car||-|
|Caterham 7 CSR||200-bhp 2.3-liter inline-four Ford Duratec engine||£37,000|
|Morgan Aero SS||built with a BMW V8 engine||£100,000|
|Aston Martin DB7||3.2 L supercharged I6 5.9 L V12 engine||$151,800|
|Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III||6.2-liter 220-horsepower V8 engine||-|
|Bentley Arnage T||(twin-turbocharged, 6.8-liter V8 engine||$202,000|
|Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder||10-cylinder V-type Engine||$227,585|
|Aston Martin DB9||5.9-liter V12 engine||$203,295|
|AC COBRA MK IV||Bristol six-cylinder engines||-|
|Jaguar Eagle Speedster||4.7-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.
Well, the expenses of Cowell also includes daily life luxury, costly, clothes & travels.
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:
- Jaguar- $6,344
- Ferrari- $10,416
- Aston Martin- $2,784
- 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 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.
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.
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).