Summary of Character
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English A&R executive, television producer, entrepreneur, and celebrity. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on television 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.
As a judge, Simon Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults, and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the seventh series of the X Factor and the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent. In September 2011, he featured as a judge on the first season of the American version of the X Factor.
In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Simon Cowell at number 41 in a list of "the World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010."
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