Simon Cowell went from an unknown record company worker to one of the most influential people in show business. The British producer and TV star has created a huge empire for himself, and has been the star judge on several talent shows.
The talent shows brought Simon a different kind of audience, and his unique, often brutally honest approach has proven rather popular.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons as to why he’s made so much money, and we’re talking a lot of money. In fact, Simon Cowell’s been paid millions and millions of dollars over the years, with new reports highlighting just how much he made per season of American Idol.