Okay, I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s the image that many people have of a music executive, talent scout, and reality show judge Simon Cowell.
Over the past two decades, Cowell has built a music media empire that has netted him hundreds of millions of dollars.
Check out how he accumulated has a massive amount of wealth and what he spends his millions on.
Cowell was born in London in 1959. His dad was a music executive, which gave young Simon inspiration for a career after leaving college early.
Indeed, after a stretch of odd jobs, which reportedly included working on the set of The Shining, among other things, Cowell got his job through his father at EMI Music Publishing, one of the largest recording conglomerates in the world.