- Job : Animator
- Sign : Libra
- Date of birth : Wednesday 07 October 1959 (age : 61 years old)
- Country : United Kingdom
Famous as much for his strong opinion as for his repartee, Simon Cowell was born in Brighton on October 7th, 1959. After a series of odd jobs, he worked for the EMI Music Publishing label, where he quickly climbed the ranks.
In the early 80’s, he decided to leave everything behind and set up his own company, Fanfare Records, which was bought a few years later by BMG. Within the company, Simon discovered many talents, including the group Westlife, which would mark the 90s, and offered to publish the music of the Teletubbies and the Power Rangers. His talent for discovering new artists earned him recognition as one of the most powerful producers in the UK.
In 2002, he became independent again by creating his own label Syco (later bought by Sony and Columbia) with which he produced Leona Lewis and the One Direction. At the same time, he joined the jury of The X-Factor from 2004 to 2010 and Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 and became a star in the world. Simon is especially noted for his strong opinions and for many punchlines. Considered an exceptional juror, he also participated in American Idol from 2002 to 2012 and America’s Got Talent since 2016.
On the heart side, after several relationships with actresses and models, he is in a relationship with Lauren Silverman. In a relationship with his best friend, the young woman divorced to spin the perfect love with him. Together they have a son, Eric Philip Cowell, born in 2014.