Happy Birthday Simon Cowell!

ABOUT
Television producer, executive, and celebrity judge who appeared on American Idol and The X Factor and produced America’s Got Talent.

BEFORE FAME
He was unable to hold a steady job, so his father got him a mailroom job at his company EMI Music Publishing.

TRIVIA
He was an English A&R executive, but became famous for his brutal, yet honest comments to aspiring singers.

FAMILY LIFE
He broke off his engagement to Mezhgan Hussainy in 2012. He announced that he was expecting a child with Lauren Silverman in 2013.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He judged American Idol contestants with pop star Paula Abdul.