It Pays To Be Mean! Simon Cowell Is Now Worth More Than $250 Million!

Sat, April 24, 2010 4:10pm EST by 5 Comments


Whoever said “nice guys finish last” was apparently right!

Everyone’s favorite American Idol grouch now has a new reason to smile. Simon Cowell, 50, reportedly made $69 million last year, bringing his total net worth to more than $250 million! Besides raking in the dough from Idol, Simon’s wallet also got a boost from his gigs on The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

We bet this is especially good news for Simon’s fiancée, Mezhgan Hussainy!

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Posted at 4:57 AM on April 27, 2010  

i love simon and i dont want him to leave the show

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Posted at 12:25 PM on April 25, 2010  

O’Really – there are foreigners who make more money than Americans so i think that’s a pretty naive way to look at it. he’s successful and makes the show what it’s become. should it be skewed the way it is? probably not. but should he make more? absolutely. ratings are definitely gonna go down once he’s off.

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Posted at 6:40 AM on April 25, 2010  

Considering the fact that Cowell made more money than all the U.S. citizen judges combined did not fare well with me. After all wasn’t the show about Americans? Considering who the other judges were, the gross lack of pay equity made the show’s administrators appear sexist and racist. For heaven’s sake, what kind of visa work permit does Cowell have that allows him to earn more than American citizens performing the same job??

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Posted at 4:32 PM on April 24, 2010  

I love Simon and I believe “IDOL” is loosing the most important factor for the program’s success. The show can take the loss of Abdul and even Jackson but Cowell leaving is devasting.

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Posted at 5:27 PM on April 24, 2010  

aww boo hoo

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