Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in London, England. Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before producing the hit British TV show Pop Idol and its U.S. counterpart, American Idol. Cowell’s scathing comments were famous during his 10 seasons as a judge on American Idol. He started judging The X Factor in 2011 and signed on to judge America’s Got Talent in 2015.
Although he gets paid to do it, he has changed the life of millions of people by giving them a platform to show off their talents and get exposure to the whole world! Many people have left the show and started amazing careers thanks to the show.