Looking to Book Simon Cowell?
First gaining fame in the US, thanks to American Idol (which debuted in 2002), Simon Cowell has gone on to create a television empire that includes The X Factor, America’s Got Talent, and Britain’s Got Talent. The problem with American Idol was that he didn’t own the show. He was just a very highly paid judge and producer. Today he sits atop a television empire and a $600 million dollar fortune. Cowell is also the principal, founder, and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.
In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him sixth in their list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”. The same year, he received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. In 2018, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category.