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Simon Cowell

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
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Profession: Recording Executive


Biography: He is known for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol.

Born: October 7, 1959
Birthplace: London, England
Age: 62 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 2001-10-06 UK talent show "Pop Idol" debuts, created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman. Start of a worldwide Idol franchise.
  • 2002-06-11 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox
  • 2010-01-11 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"
  • 2017-06-23 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts
  • 2020-08-08 Music mogul Simon Cowell breaks his back riding an electric exercise bike

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