Simon Cowell Net Worth

By Mixxerly UPDATED: NOVEMBER 28, 2021

How much money does Simon Cowell make monthly and yearly? How much is Simon Cowell's net worth?

About Simon Cowell

Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, entrepreneur, and record executive. Simon Cowell was named one of the wealthiest people in the UK by the Sunday Times Rich List. As of , Simon Cowell's estimated net worth is at least $620 Million. Simon is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. He makes anywhere between $50M – $100M a year from judging and producing three shows; "America's Got Talent," "Britain's Got Talent," and "The X-Factor." He has judged on the British television talent competition series Pop Idol (2001–2003), The X Factor UK (2004–2010, 2014–2018) and Britain's Got Talent (2007–present), and the American television talent competition series American Idol (2002–2010), The X Factor US (2011–2013), and America's Got Talent (2016–present). Cowell is the founder and sole owner of the British entertainment company Syco. In 2004 and 2010, Time magazine named Cowell one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2008 he received the Special Recognition Award (presented to him by Andrew Lloyd Webber) at the National Television Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall. New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of "50 People who Matter [in] 2010". TV Guide named him at number 10 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time. In 2012, Cowell was featured in the BBC Radio 4 series The New Elizabethans to mark the diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. A panel of seven academics, journalists and historians named Cowell among the group of people in the UK "whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and given the age its character". Cowell was announced to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 22 August 2018, in the Television category.

What is Simon Cowell's Net Worth?

As of , Simon Cowell's estimated net worth is at least $620M. As of , Simon Cowell's estimated net worth is at least $620 Million. Simon is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. He makes anywhere between $50M – $100M a year from judging and producing three shows; "America's Got Talent," "Britain's Got Talent," and "The X-Factor." In the early 1980s, Cowell left EMI to form E&S Music with his former boss at EMI but quit in 1983. He then formed Fanfare Records with Iain Burton, initially selling exercise videos, and music from acts such as the Italian orchestra Rondò Veneziano. 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", which they had performed on the show. The recording by the duo, now named Robson & Jerome, 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, and their self-titled album released later in the year also became the best-selling album of 1995. They released another album and two more singles before disbanding, and sold 7 million albums and 5 million singles in total. According to Cowell, they made him his first million. Later acts he signed included Five, Westlife and Teletubbies.

Early life of Simon Cowell

Simon Phillip Cowell was born on 7 October 1959 in Lambeth, London, and raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire. His mother, Julie Brett (née Josie Dalglish, 1925–2015), was a ballet dancer and socialite, and his father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell (1918–1999), was an estate agent, property developer, and music industry executive. Cowell's father was from a mostly Jewish family (his own mother was born in Poland), though he did not discuss his ancestry with his children. Cowell's mother was from a Christian background. He has a younger brother, Nicholas Cowell; three half brothers, John, Tony, and Michael Cowell; and a half sister, June Cowell. Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and the independent Dover College, as did his brother, but left after taking GCE O levels. He passed English Language and Literature and then attended Windsor Technical College, where he gained another GCE in Sociology. Cowell took a few menial jobs—including, according to his brother Tony, working as a runner on Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film The Shining—but did not get along well with colleagues and bosses, until his father, who was an executive at EMI Music Publishing, managed to get him a job in the mail room. However, after failing to get a promotion, he left to try out other jobs before returning to EMI.

Favorite Quotes from Simon Cowell

“In every single way that was just everything I hated.” – Simon Cowell

“Don’t sing again.” – Simon Cowell

“Vanessa, if anyone ever asks me in my life what my nightmares look and sound like, I’m gonna refer to that.” – Simon Cowell

“There is as much chance of you being a pop star or a rock star as me flying to the moon tomorrow morning for breakfast. It’s never going to happen.” – Simon Cowell

“It was a little bit like… uh… annoying girl singing in the bedroom.” – Simon Cowell

“Last year, I described someone as being the worst singer in America. I think you’re possibly the worst singer in the world.” – Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell Net Worth