Simon Cowell

Artist Executive
Born Oct 7, 1959

Simon Phillip Cowell is an English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Simon Cowell.


1959 Birth Born on October 7, 1959.


2001 41 Years Old Cowell was given the role of judge on the first series of Pop Idol in the UK by then ITV Controller of Entertainment Claudia Rosencrantz in 2001, he was then judge on the first season of American Idol in 2002. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Cowell also appeared on the one-off World Idol programme in 2003, where it became clear that each country's version of the Idol had attempted to come up with its own "Simon Cowell" type personality.
2004 44 Years Old In 2004, with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, Cowell was a judge on the first series of the British television music competition The X Factor, which he created using his production company, Syco. … Read More
On 16 March 2006, Simon Cowell's next competition show, American Inventor, debuted on ABC. … Read More
2007 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Cowell was chosen as the first subject of the re-launched This Is Your Life in an episode broadcast on 2 June 2007. … Read More


In May 2010, he portrayed himself again, in another episode of The Simpsons, "Judge Me Tender".
2012 52 Years Old At the 2012 Pride of Britain Awards on 30 October, Cowell, along with Michael Caine, Elton John, Richard Branson and Stephen Fry, recited Rudyard Kipling's poem If— in tribute to the 2012 British Olympic and Paralympics athletes.
In July 2013, Andrew Silverman filed for an at-fault divorce in New York, citing adultery by his wife and naming Cowell as a co-respondent. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old Cowell subsequently confirmed that Silverman was pregnant with his child, and she gave birth to a boy called Eric on 14 February 2014. … Read More
2015 55 Years Old In July 2015, Cowell was "heartbroken" when his mother, Julie Brett, died from a stroke.
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