Simon Phillip Cowell is an English television personality, entrepreneur, and record executive.
Cowell is the founder and sole owner of the British entertainment company Syco.
Cowell often makes blunt and controversial comments as a television music and talent show judge, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their singing abilities.
He combines activities in both the television and music industries.
Simon Phillip Cowell was born on 7 October 1959 in Lambeth, London, and raised in Elstree, Hertfordshire.