Cowell left EMI during the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich.The company created several hits, but Cowell left by mutual agreement a few years later.kicked off its second season in September 2012 with a few line-up changes.Pop star Britney Spears and actress-singer Demi Lovato joined the show as judges, replacing Abdul and Scherzinger.
To be sure, most of these judges were well off before joining the show, but All numbers are pulled from Celebrity Net Worth, which aggregates all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements.
In early 2010, Cowell announced that he was engaged to makeup artist Mezghan Hussainy.
The couple broke off their engagement in 2012, with Cowell saying, "We came to the conclusion that I'm a hopeless boyfriend." He also reportedly gave Hussainy a £5million mansion in Beverly Hills as a parting gift.
"It's sort of a compliment, but I found it excruciating." Many judges came and went on after Cowell left the series, but no one could seemingly fill his shoes or achieve the dynamic he had with Abdul.
Prior judges included Mariah Carey, Ellen De Generes, Steven Tyler, Nicki Minaj, Angie Martinez and Kara Dio Guardi.