Charismatic, enigmatic, opinion-former, workaholic, Noughties icon, ultimate entrepreneur, commercial alchemist and Great British talking point. Just a few descriptions plucked from the air that one might attribute to the force of nature that is Simon Cowell.
Everybody’s favourite Mr Nasty has been in the music industry for 28 years having launched his own record label at the age of 23. Since then he has helped sell over 150 million records and has had over 70 No. 1 hits in the UK and America.
Simon is a household name both here in Britain thanks to The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and in the US where he is famous for American Idol. His media and entertainment company SyCo recently became the first producer to simultaneously have the No. 1 programme in the UK and the U.S as Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent both topped the TV charts in the same week of 2007.
Simon has a lot to be happy about, he was recently ranked 3rd in the Forbes ‘TV Faces’ list and is a huge sex symbol on both sides of the Atlantic.
He has been the cover star of Rolling Stone magazine in the US and the Radio Times in the UK. His personal rollercoaster continues apace.
(by Paul Flynn)