Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English music executive, television personality, television producer, talent judge, and entrepreneur. He is best known on both the UK and the United States for his work as a talent judge on shows like Pop Idol, Britain's Got Talent, American Idol, The X Factor UK, and The X Factor USA. He will be replacing shock jock Howard Stern on the judging panel for season 11 of America's Got Talent in 2016.
As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and sometimes controversial criticisms, wisecracks, and insults about contestants and their abilities or lack there of.
The X Factor UK
|2004||Over 25s||Steve Brookstein||Winner|
|2009||Over 25s||Olly Murs||Runner-up|
|2014||Over 25s||Ben Haenow||Winner|
|2015||Over 25s||Anton Stephans||6th|
The X Factor USA
|2013||Groups||Alex & Sierra||Winner|