Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English businessman and music talent show judge. Cowell is the A&R executive for Syco in the United Kingdom and the son of Eric Cowell Sr. (1918-1999), an Estate agent, Property developer, and Music industry executive. and Julie Brett (née Josie Dalglish; 1925-2015), a ballet dancer and Socialite. He was born in Lambeth, London and raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is well known as a judge on television programmes Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. On these shows, Cowell is known for saying that most of the contestants on the shows are not talented. He is known for joining activities in the television and music industries, having made singles and records for many television characters.
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Simon Philip Cowell
7 October 1959
|Residence||London, England, UK|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Reality television judge, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist|
|Net worth||£325 million (March 2015)|
|Partner(s)||Lauren Silverman |
|Parent(s)||Eric Cowell, Sr. |
|Relatives||Nicholas Cowell (brother)|
Tony Cowell (half-brother)
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- Cartoon on "Off The Mark"