Simon Cowell

5ft 9 (175cm)


Talent Manager


Birth date

October 7, 1959



London, England



Simon Cowell is a judge, businessman, A&R director, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur in English television music and talent show. He has judged Pop Idol, The X Factor and the Got Talent of Britain on the British TV talent competition series, and the American TV talent contest shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent.


Initial Years

Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and Dover College, which was independent. His father who was an executive at EMI Music Publishing, was able to get him a job in the mail room.



His mother, Julie Brett (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. He has a younger brother, Nicholas; three half-brothers, John, Tony, and Michael; and a half-sister, June.


Personal Life

His full name is Simon Phillip Cowell. Cowell dated English presenter Terri Seymour from 2002 to 2008. Cowell was engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy from 2010 to 2011.

In 2013, Cowell allegedly began dating an American woman named Lauren Silverman. They had a son named Eric on February 14, 2014.