Career: Simon is best known for his role as a judge on The X Factor, American Idol and Britain’s Got Talent. He also owns the TV production company and music publishing house Syco. He is launching a US version of The X Factor in 2011.
Relationships: He has had long-term relationships with Sinitta, Jackie St Clair and Terri Seymour - and remains close friends with all of them. He got engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy in February 2010.
FYI: In 2010 British magazine New Statesman listed Simon at number 41 in their list The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010.