Simon Cowell made a fortune on American Idol – meet his only child

Simon Cowell’s journey from an obscure record company employee to one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry is nothing short of remarkable. Over the years, the British producer and TV personality has built an immense empire for himself and established himself as the quintessential judge on numerous talent shows.

With his distinctively candid and often blunt approach, Cowell has garnered a sizable fanbase, propelling him to immense wealth and fame. His unparalleled success on talent shows like American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent has solidified his status as a household name worldwide.

Cowell’s entry into the music industry came after he dropped out of school and landed a job at EMI, where he honed his skills in talent scouting and artist development. Despite facing setbacks, including the failure of his own music labels, Cowell persevered and eventually found success with S Records Label, signing acts like 5ive and Westlife.

However, it was his foray into talent shows that catapulted Cowell to superstardom. Co-creating Pop Idol alongside Simon Fuller, Cowell emerged as a breakout star with his acerbic wit and iconic catchphrases. The show’s success paved the way for Cowell’s dominance in the genre, leading to lucrative deals and multi-million dollar earnings.

His tenure as a judge on American Idol, alongside Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, further solidified his position as a cultural icon, with the show becoming a cultural phenomenon and launching the careers of numerous artists.

Despite his immense success, Cowell remains unapologetically himself, maintaining his trademark blunt demeanor while also displaying moments of genuine emotion. His immense wealth, which reportedly exceeds $600 million, has allowed him to indulge in luxury and cosmetic enhancements, including Botox injections and facial treatments.

In recent years, Cowell has embraced a more balanced lifestyle, focusing on his family alongside his professional endeavors. His relationship with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son, Eric, has added a new dimension to his life, showcasing a softer side to the entertainment mogul.

As Cowell continues to make waves in the entertainment industry, his journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of talent, perseverance, and a touch of unapologetic honesty.

“Meeting Lauren and becoming a dad was the most incredible thing to ever happen to me,” shared Cowell, then 54 years old.

Simon Cowell – health scare

While Cowell’s family life flourished, he faced several health challenges.

In October 2017, he was rushed to the hospital after collapsing and falling downstairs. Described by his representative as “a scary morning,” it was attributed to low blood pressure.

Following the incident, a doctor advised him to overhaul his diet, cutting out red meat, wheat, dairy, gluten, and sugar.

“I’m like, what about alcohol? That’s all I care about,” Cowell quipped in an interview with Extra. “And he said, ‘Maybe not quite as much as you had before.'”

Simon Cowell’s health journey in recent years has been remarkable, resulting in a significant transformation!

Remarkable recovery In just 12 months, Cowell shed 56 pounds. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, he remained committed to his health goals.

“I think I’ve dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds. I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising,” he told Extra, as reported by Hello Magazine. “Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.”

However, last year, Cowell faced another serious setback when he suffered a fall from his electric bike at his Malibu home. Rushed to the hospital, he underwent surgery to repair a broken back.

Following the six-hour surgery, which involved the insertion of a metal rod, Cowell’s condition stabilized. It was a close call, with potentially dire consequences.

The accident caused him to miss the start of America’s Got Talent’s live show last season.

Bike mishap at Malibu residence “Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” Cowell quipped on Twitter, expressing gratitude for the “kind messages” from fans and friends.

However, behind the reassuring message, Cowell’s recovery journey was more challenging than anticipated.

In an interview with ExtraTV, Cowell recounted his shock upon seeing the X-ray.

“I knew I’d broken my back the minute I landed. It was really, really kind of sudden and it hurt,” he recounted. “It could have been a lot worse. When I saw the X-ray, I really nearly could have smashed my spine to pieces, so I literally wouldn’t have been able to walk.”

Despite medical advice to rest, Cowell’s determination led him to defy expectations.

“I was so embarrassed” According to a People source, he was up and about just two days after surgery.

“I was thinking, ‘I’ve got to get back into the house because I can’t lie there’, and made myself kind of get carried into my bedroom, which is right there at the beginning of the house, and I’m lying there and I’m kind of passing out… It was surreal,” he shared.

Testing a new electric bike with son Eric, Cowell found the recovery process at home embarrassing, especially in front of his son.

“I was so embarrassed about coming home looking about 100 because I couldn’t walk, and I have these metal rods in my back and these screws,” Cowell revealed.

“I said, ‘Lauren, I just don’t know how to explain it to Eric.’ She obviously said something to him because he came in and I was lying in bed and he said, ‘Daddy, you’re like Ironman,’ and I thought that was the sweetest thing and it meant a lot.”

While recovery took time, it showcased Cowell’s resilience and determination to regain normalcy.

And he achieved it admirably.

Impressive fitness regimen

According to Daily Mail, Cowell embarked on daily walks of over 40 miles each week to aid his recovery. Maintaining his usual routine, he held morning business meetings and spent several hours walking daily. The music mogul’s dedication to recovery impressed many.

“He feels fitter than ever before and is keeping to a normal routine rather than being on the phone until into the early hours of the morning,” the source noted.

Simon Cowell’s son Amassing a multimillion-dollar fortune through his empire, Cowell opted not to share his wealth with his child.

Understanding the value of money, Cowell believes his children should forge their own paths.

“I’m going to leave my money to somebody. A charity, probably — kids and dogs. I don’t believe in passing on from one generation to another,” he asserted, adding, “Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they could do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know.”

Currently, Cowell has one child, 8-year-old Eric.

Initially, Cowell’s relationship with Eric’s mother, Lauren Silverman, was marred by controversy due to her previous marriage. However, the couple welcomed Eric in 2014, bringing immense joy to Cowell, despite initial struggles.

“He’s the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. I adore him,” Cowell professed.

Eric is named after Cowell’s late father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell. Recently, Cowell praised his son for inspiring him to stop getting facial fillers and injections, acknowledging the impact on Eric.