Simon is a television producer, executive, and talent manager who served as a judge on American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. He also produced America’s Got Talent and served as the CEO of the entertainment company Syco.
He was unable to hold a steady job, so his father got him a mailroom job at his company EMI Music Publishing.
He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in August of 2018. He is responsible for signing the hit boyband One Direction.