Cowell attended school at Dover College. He floated in and out of jobs, sabotaging several interviews for jobs set up by his father. He finally landed a job at his father's company as a mailroom clerk at EMI Music Publishing. He managed to earn a position as an assistant to an A&R executive at EMI in 1979, where he was promoted and given the job of talent scout. Cowell left EMI during the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich.
Did you know that Simon dropped out from school at the age of 16? and did you know that he Has 3 half-brothers, John, Michael and Tony Cowell, a half sister, former child actress June Cowell, a biological sister, Lindsay Elizabeth and a younger brother Nicholas Cowell.
The house of American Idol judge Simon Cowell. This must be where he invested his Idol income which, as we reported earlier, amounts to $36 million per season (but it may have gone up).
Simon, who turns 51 next month, told his Britain’s Got Talent co-judge Piers Morgan: “Nice, isn’t it? I’m so happy. It’s the first time I’ve felt properly happy since I came to Los Angeles.”
He bought the property for £8.2million four years ago but razed the original structure and has rebuilt a two-storey modern home to his specifications.
The mansion has 24ft tall windows in the living rooms with sweeping views over Los Angeles. Neighbours include Tom Cruise, Madonna, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and David Beckhams.
Still good friends Cowell and former girlfriend Terri Seymour before they split up in November Cowell said recently I've been involved in every aspect of the design of the new place, right down to the doorknobs. I have other houses but this is my dream home.’
The property has been designed to allow Cowell, who has admitted having Botox injections and has been spotted wearing shoes with built-up heels, to perfect his image.
There is a state-of-the-art gym in the basement, a luxury spa complete with wet steam room, a lap pool and the solarium.
A sweeping Dynasty-style marble staircase leads to the upper level of the house and five bedrooms, all with built-in closets and en-suite bathrooms.
There is also a library next to a ‘gallery’ where Simon plans to hang his gold and platinum records and awards. He also has a custom-made media room with a marble bar area and plush leather seating for 20 in a private cinema.
His main UK property is a £7.5million house in London’s upmarket Holland Park.