Simon Phillip Cowell is a well-known figure in British television and a successful businessman and record executive. He is the inventor of the popular music competition franchises “The X Factor” and “Got Talent,” both of which have been sold in countries all over the globe.
Throughout the course of his career, he has served as a judge on a number of talent competition television shows, including Pop Idol, The X Factor UK, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol, The X Factor US, and America’s Got Talent.
Additionally, Cowell established and now owns the British media and entertainment conglomerate known as Syco.
Eric, who is eight years old, is Simon’s only kid, and he shares him with his socialite girlfriend, Lauren Silverman. Simon is a devoted and doting father to his son.
When Simon Cowell and Sarah Silverman started dating several years ago, the news shocked all of his followers and viewers of X-Factor. Nobody anticipated Cowell to become involved in a serious relationship, thus the news came as a surprise to everyone.
When Lauren was still married to Andrew Silverman, the two had their first encounter in Barbados in the year 2006. During the school breaks, Simon would often spend time with them. After some time had passed, Lauren severed her ties with Andrew and began an intimate relationship with Cowell.
It was revealed in July 2013 that Lauren was expecting a child with the X-Factor judge shortly after the news broke. The couple celebrated their first Valentine’s Day together as parents of a boy, Eric, who was born in February of 2014.
According to People, being a father has a profound effect on how Simon Cowell sees the world.
On the Kelly Clarkson Show in 2021, the executive producer, who was then 61 years old, discussed the ways in which his life had evolved as a result of Eric’s death. In addition to this, he disclosed that he had lost both of his parents while he was still a little kid.
“When I lost both of my parents, I had the distinct impression, Kelly, that I would never experience love on that level for another person in my whole life. I had the impression that was it… until the first time I saw his scan, I had no idea what he looked like.”
He went on by saying, “From that same instant, I saw the scan.” “At that point, all I could think was, ‘That’s it, I’m obsessed.'” “I just am unable to picture my life without him at this point,” the ecstatic father said. “He is the most incredible event that has ever taken place in my life. I admire him.”
Forbes ranked him as the 35th richest celebrity in the world in 2020, and his total net worth is estimated to be $600 million. He is a judge on the television show Pop Idol.
The judge on the reality program said that despite having an enormous fortune, he has no intention of leaving any of it to his son Eric and instead plans to donate all of his money to a good cause or an organization that helps animals.
While chatting to Esquire magazine in 2013, Simon commented,
I’ve decided to leave my money to someone else. Probably a nonprofit that helps children and animals. My philosophy is not one that should be handed down from one generation to the next.
“Your legacy has to be that ideally you provided enough people a chance, so that they could perform well, and that you gave them your time and taught them what you know,”
He continued by saying,
“A lot of folks who retire do so because they despise their jobs so badly that they can’t wait to be out of the workforce completely.”
“That fills me with dread. I anticipate continuing to be employed well into my 80s and 90s.