Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1959 – Born on the 7th of October in Brighton, England. Simon Cowell is the acerbic judge on American Idol, famous for variations on the line, "I don’t mean to be rude, but …" followed by his rude assessment of a performer’s talent.
1975 – A troublesome boy, he was booted from school more than once, and dropped out at 16.
1981-1996 – Cowell had a long and unusual relationship with American-born Indian singer-actress Sinitta Renet Malone.
– He returned to EMI, then quit and started another independent label, which went bankrupt, leaving Cowell deep in debt and forcing him, at 30, to move back home with his parents. He was later hired at Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), starting the most successful phase of his career.
2001 – He already had success and wealth, but fame for Cowell came when he created and hosted the British show Pop Idol.
2003 – Co-habitate with his girlfriend, Terri Seymour, a British model.
– He appeared in the movie, "Scary Movie 3" on October 20th as himself.