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.
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.