It’s been a rough few years for Simon Cowell, but he’s now confirmed what we all suspected about his son. I don’t care what you think about the man himself, but this must have been an extremely hard decision.
Simon Cowell is one of the most important personalities in the music industry. He is also very rich.
The talents he has discovered many, including One Direction and Kelly Clarkson.
Simon started his career as a music producer, consultant, and scout during the 80s, but came to public prominence in 2001 as a judge on Pop Idol. The show was a huge success, so Simon went a step further and created The X Factor and Got Talent franchises which are extremely popular in a huge number of countries throughout the world.
He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the entire world twice, in 2004 and 2010.
Over the few couples of years, the business mogul went through so much. He suffered two accidents. First, he fell off the stairs and then he injured his back severely following an electric scooter accident.
Following the scare which left him injured and forced him to undergo back surgery, the musician and producer tried to warn others of the dangers of electric bikes. “The one I had was basically a motorcycle with an electric engine when you have to wear a proper crash helmet, leathers. This thing was nuts,” he said. “I didn’t know how powerful it was before I got on it. And I fly 6-8 feet in the air and landed on my spine.”
Simon has had very beautiful moments in life but also difficult moments. He suffered two accidents that damaged him for a while. After the accident where he damaged his back, he had to have an operation because the damage was big. This accident happened while using an electric scooter.
When it comes to his personal life, what we know about this incredible man of many talents is that he is a great supporter of different charities and is a huge animal lover. Since 2013, Simon has been together with his long-time girlfriend and the mother of his son, Lauren Silverman. When the world learned the two were dating, the news caused a stir because they allegedly started an affair while Lauren was still married to former husband Andrew Silverman who happened to be one of Simon’s closest friends.
In 2014, their son ERIC was born.
“Meeting Lauren and becoming a dad was the most fantastic thing to happen in my life,” Cowell told Hello Magazine.
“It’s hard when you have kids my age but it’s amazing. When you work as hard as I do, you think, ‘What’s it all going to be for at the end?’ Then somebody like him comes along and it’s all worthwhile.”
Thanks to his shows and his sense of business, Simon has made $600 million, even for Celebrity Net Worth. However, it looks like Eric won’t inherit his father’s fortune. Why you may wonder. Well, that’s because Simon believes his son should create a fortune on his own.
“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,” Simon told The Mirror and added, “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.”
They both have a lot in common. “He’s the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. I adore him,” America’s Got Talent judge said.
Eric was named after Simon’s father, Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, who passed away in 1999.