Simon Cowell

Birth Day October 7th, 1959
Birth Place Lambeth, London, England
Age 64 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television music and talent show judge, A&R executive, businessman, talent manager, television producer, critic, and entrepreneur. He has judged on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America's Got Talent. Cowell is the principal, founder, and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.

Simon Cowell Debuts New Face, Internet Freaks Out Simon Cowell Debuts New Face, Internet Freaks Out

Simon Cowell has been in the public eye since 2001 when he became a judge on Pop Idol and has since then been at the helm of The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and their US counterparts.

But fans were stunned at the 59-year-old’s latest public appearance as he arrived at America’s Got Talent live shows in Hollywood this week. Sporting a smooth forehead, plump cheeks, a lean physique, and alarmingly white teeth, Simon seems to have gone through quite the transformation. And while surgery rumors have been flying, it seems a combination of things, from healthy eating to Botox, are responsible for Cowell’s new look.

However, he later admitted to overdoing it on the fillers, which smooth out wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles – something that may have contributed to a heavy brow, caused by loss of support from his forehead muscles. Simon also turned to a ’ 21st-century facelift’ last year to spruce himself up, opting for a ‘Silhouette Soft Lift’ from Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, who is nicknamed the Picasso of dermatology. The procedure, which costs £2,000, involves sewing a bioplastic-infused thread into the face and tugging it to reduce sagging.

Simon told The Sun: ‘There are lots of things you can do now. You don’t just have to stuff your face with filler and Botox. ‘It hurts like hell but it gets rid of sun damage and unplugs all the crap. For me now, it’s all about having clean skin. If you have clean skin, you look better.’

Famous for

  • Talent show judge, A&R executive, businessman, talent manager, television producer, critic, and entrepreneur. 
  • The judge on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent.
  • The judge on the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America's Got Talent

Early life of Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell was born on 7 October 1959 in Lambeth, London and was raised in  Elstree, Hertfordshire. He holds English nationality with white ethnicity. His birth name is Simon Philip Cowell and his birth sign is Libra. He was born to his father  Eric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918–1999), who was an estate agent, property developer, and music industry executive and mother Julie Brett was a ballet dancer and socialite. He has a younger brother, Nicholas Cowell, three half-brothers, John, Tony, and Michael Cowell and a sister, June Cowell.

Regarding his education, Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and the independent Dover College. He passed English Language and Literature, and then attended Windsor Technical College, where he gained another GCE in Sociology.

Body Measurements of Simon Cowell

Simon has an average body build and stands the height of 5ft 7in tall with a weight of 84 kg. Additionally, he has body measurements of chest: 44, Waist: 35 and biceps: 14 inches with an attractive personality with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Career of Simon Cowell

  • Cowell started his career in the early 1980s, he left EMI to form E&S Music with his former boss at EMI but quit in 1983.
  • He had his first hit song in 1986 with "So Macho" by Sinitta.
  • Some of Cowell's early success came through Stock Aitken Waterman, who produced a number of hits in the 1980s.
  • However, in 1989, the company went under and he nearly became bankrupt.
  • He then found a job with BMG as an A&R consultant and set up S Records under BMG.
  • He restarted his career in the music business by creating novelty records with acts such as the puppets Zig and Zag, Power Rangers, and World Wrestling Federation.
  • In 1995, through his persistence, he persuaded two actors, Robson Green and Jerome Flynn from the UK television drama series Soldier Soldier, to sign with him and record the song "Unchained Melody".
  • The recording quickly reached number 1 in the UK, staying at the top of the chart for seven weeks. It became the best selling single of 1995.
  • In 2001, Cowell was given the role of judge on the first series of Pop Idol.
  • He also became a judge on the first season of American Idol in 2002.
  • Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol program in 2003.
  • Cowell formed a new company Syco, which is divided into three units: Syco Music, Syco TV, and Syco Film.
  • Cowell returned to music with his latest brainchild signed to Syco, the internationally successful operatic pop group Il Divo.
  • On 11 January 2010, Cowell exit from American Idol.
  • In 2004, Cowell was a judge with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on the first series of the British television music competition The X Factor, which he created using his production company, Syco TV. 
  • Cowell also launched The X Factor USA in September 2011 on American broadcaster Fox.
  • It was originally announced that he would be a judge both on the UK and US editions of the show but MTV officially reported on 17 April 2011 that this was not true but would remain a major presence.
  • Cowell returned for season 2, while Demi Lovato and Britney Spears joined the judging panel.
  • Cowell returned for the third season of The X Factor in September 2013 alongside Demi Lovato.
  • In October 2010, Cowell signed new three-year deals with ITV for both Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor, retaining them until 2013.
  • On 7 February 2014, Cowell return to the UK version of The X Factor for series 11/
  • Following the success of the Idol and X-Factor franchises, Cowell, his company Syco, and it's business partners developed a talent show 'Got Talent'
  • Cowell is the executive producer of America's Got Talent, which debuted in June 2006, along with Fremantle producers of the Idol series. The show was a huge success for NBC, drawing around 12 million viewers a week.
  • Cowell appeared as a judge alongside Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan on Britain's Got Talent in June 2997. The show was a rating success and the second and third seasons followed in 2008 and 2009.
  • In 2015, Cowell launched La Banda, his first US show since his stint with X Factor USA.
  • On 16 March 2006, Cowell co-produced the show with Peter Jones  American Inventor debuted on ABC.
  • In 2006, Cowell executive-produced Celebrity Duets.
  • Cowell was also the executive producer of Grease Is the Word for ITV.
  • Cowell collaborated with UK production company Shed Media to produce the 2008 ITV drama series Rock Rivals, which is based on an X-Factor type show.
  • In 2011, Cowell also created his first game show, titled Red or Black? 
  • In 2013, Cowell, in partnership with YouTube, launched a video-sharing competition called The You Generation.
  • In 2018, Cowell created his first show to air on the BBC, titled The Greatest Dancer, which debuted on 5 January 2019.


  • Cowell has appeared as a guest voice in an episode of The Simpsons ("Smart and Smarter")
  • He appeared on an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (the original UK version) and Saturday Night Live in 2004.
  • In 2004 and 2010, Time magazine named Cowell one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • TV Guide named him at number 10 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.
  • In 2012, Cowell featured in the BBC Radio 4 series The New Elizabethans to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Personal life of Simon Cowell

Is Simon Cowell married?

Cowell was married to Lauren Silverman in the year 2013. In July 2013, Silverman's husband and Cowell's friend, Andrew Silverman, filed for an at-fault divorce, citing adultery by his wife and naming Cowell as a co-respondent. At that time, they were expecting a baby and she gave birth to their son, Eric, on 14 February 2014. 

Previously, Cowell dated English presenter Terri Seymour from 2002 to 2008 and was also engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011.

Birthday of Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell celebrates his birthday on the 7th of October. Currently, he is 59 years old.

Net worth of Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is very successful in his professional life and is earning a good amount of money from his career as he earns an estimated amount of $95 million annually. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $550 million.

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