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Simon Cowell Net Worth: Assets, About, Career, and More

Simon Cowell Net Worth: Assets, About, Career, and More

Simon Cowell, an English television personality, entrepreneur, and record executive, has a whopping net worth of $600 million. He is widely known for his role as a judge on various competition reality shows such as American Idol, X-Factor, and Pop Idol. As a professional judge on these shows, Cowell provides feedback and critiques to contestants. 

Simon Cowell Net Worth

Simon Cowell, who is considered to be the best English Television Personality, has an estimated net worth of $600 million. He reportedly earns around $24 million for each project he works on. Despite most people being content with owning just one house, Cowell has homes on almost every continent. His house in London is worth approximately $15 million, while his American home is valued at about $24 million.

NameSimon Phillip Cowell 
ProfessionTelevision Personality, Entrepreneur, Record Executive
Net Worth $600 Million 
Salary (monthly)$4 Million +
Salary (yearly)$50 Million +
Last UpdatedMarch 2023

Simon Cowell Assets

Real Estate Properties: Simon Cowell has a taste for luxury real estate. He owns several properties across the globe, including a magnificent oceanfront home in Malibu, which he purchased for a whopping $24 million in 2017. The modern seven-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home offers breathtaking ocean views from almost every room. 

In addition to his Malibu home, Cowell owns a mansion in London’s Holland Park, a three-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and another home in Beverly Hills, which he purchased for $15.5 million. He sold his Beverly Hills mansion in August 2020 for $25 million, after spending five years and untold millions renovating and upgrading it.

Car Collection: Simon Cowell’s taste for luxury extends beyond real estate to his collection of expensive cars. Among his collection is a black Bugatti Veyron, with a base price of around $1.7 million, making it the most expensive automobile in his collection. Cowell also owns a Caterham 7 CSR, which is the latest and most advanced version of the Caterham.

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Net Worth Growth of Simon Cowell 

Net Worth in 2023$600 Million
Net Worth in 2022$570 Million
Net Worth in 2021$540 Million
Net Worth in 2020$500 Million
Net Worth in 2019$470 Million
Net Worth in 2018$450 Million

About Simon Cowell 

Simon Phillip Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in Lambeth, London. He grew up in Elstree, Hertfordshire with his mom, Julie Brett, a ballet dancer and socialite, and his dad, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive, estate agent, and property developer. Cowell’s dad was from a Jewish family, but he didn’t talk about his background with his kids. His mom came from a Christian background. Cowell has four siblings, a younger brother named Nicholas Cowell, three half-brothers, John, Tony, and Michael Cowell, and a half-sister named June Cowell.

Simon Cowell Net Worth: Assets, About, Career, and More

Simon Cowell Education

Cowell went to Radlett Preparatory School and later Dover College, where he and his brother studied. He left school after finishing his GCE O levels. Cowell passed English Language and Literature and then studied Sociology at Windsor Technical College, where he earned another GCE. After that, Cowell did various jobs, including working as a runner on Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining, as mentioned by his brother Tony. However, Cowell didn’t get along with his colleagues and bosses, so he left to try other jobs. Later, his father, who was an executive at EMI Music Publishing, helped him get a job in the mailroom. But after failing to get a promotion, he left to pursue other jobs before eventually returning to EMI.

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Simon Cowell Career

Simon Cowell had a few different jobs when he was younger, including working on a scary movie called “The Shining.” However, he didn’t get along well with his coworkers. Later, he started working for his dad at a company called EMI Music Publishing. He began in the mailroom and worked his way up. Then he left and started his own music label, called E&S Music. After that, he worked at a company called Fanfare Records for eight years. But then the company that owned Fanfare Records sold it to another company, so Simon started another label, called S-Records.

The interesting thing is that S-Records didn’t become successful with music at first. Instead, they made funny things based on popular TV shows like “The Wiggles” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

Idol and Other Shows

In 2001, Cowell started working as a judge on a TV show called “Pop Idol” in the UK. The show became very popular and was later adapted in over 100 countries. Cowell also became a judge on the American version of the show called “American Idol.” He became well-known for saying “I don’t mean to be rude, but…” when giving feedback to contestants. He left “American Idol” in 2010 when the show was still very popular.

Cowell has a record label called Syco. He uses Syco to release music from people who have appeared on TV shows made by Syco TV. Syco TV makes shows like “The X Factor,” “Britain’s Got Talent,” and “America’s Got Talent.”

About the author

Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Steven enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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