Love him or loathe him, Simon Cowell is arguably one of the most influential players in the entertainment industry. After a humble start in the EMI mail room, his meteoric rise began when he became a top A&R executive. Fame and a television career followed when he became a judge in the TV talent shows Pop Idol and American Idol and subsequently created the hit shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, watched by millions every year. This biography of the outspoken pop mogul and TV talent judge features original interviews with those who have worked with him over the years. In interviewing his friends and old colleagues, Chas Newkey-Burden lifts the lid on of the entertainment world's most eligible bachelors.