Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, entrepreneur, entertainment manager, and record executive.
Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, entrepreneur, entertainment manager and record executive. Cowell is the principal, founder and CEO of the British entertainment company Syco.
Cowell left EMI to form E&S Music with his former boss at EMI but quit in 1983. He then founded Fanfare Records with Iain Burton, where he initially sold rehearsal videos and music by acts such as the Italian Rondò Veneziano orchestra. He had his first hit song in 1986 with Sinitta’s “So Macho”. Some of Cowell’s early hits came from Stock Aitken Waterman, which produced a number of hits in the 1980s.
Cowell has produced and promoted hit singles and albums for several recording acts he has signed and taken under his wing, including Little Mix, James Arthur, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Il Divo, Olly Murs, Noah Cyrus , Cher Lloyd, Fleur East and Susan Boyle. He has also signed successful boy bands such as Westlife, One Direction and CNCO.
Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in Lambeth, London, England, to Eric Philip Cowell and Julie Brett. His father was an estate agent and an executive in the music industry, while her mother was a dancer. He is of mixed descent and has a brother and several half-siblings.
Cowell has been involved in charitable activities for many years. He is a patron of Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading charity for all children with life-limiting and life-limiting illnesses. He was a sponsor of Children’s Hospices UK between 2009 and 2011 before it merged into Together for Short Lives.