Simon Cowell richer by £40 million

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  1. lisa burrell

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    Simon Cowell richer by £40 million
    Press Association
    Thursday April 19, 2007 1:48 AM


    Music mogul Simon Cowell's wealth has ballooned by an extra £40 million in just one year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

    The X Factor and American Idol judge, 47, now sits on an estimated wealth of £100 million. From 944th position last year to 700 this year, no other individual from the world of pop has risen up the ranks so much.

    The music entrepreneur has overtaken Robbie Williams, 33, in the forthcoming Sunday Times list, which forms the basis of ITV1 show Britain's Rich List.

    Pop star Williams, at number 755, has increased his wealth by £5 million despite a spell in rehab and the critical mauling of his latest album, to £95 million this year.

    The world's richest footballer, David Beckham, 31, has an extra £25 million, which takes his wealth to £112 million, and is ranked at 619. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's divorce settlement with wife Irina has no impact on his Rich List position, remaining at number two with an estimated £10.8 billion.

    EasyJet's Stelios Haji-Ioannou, 40, is closing the gap with entrepreneur Richard Branson, 56, having broken the billionaire barrier. Stelios is now worth £1.29 billion and has moved up from 80 to 49th place. Branson has dropped out of the top 10 and has fallen two places to 11 with £3.1 billion assets.

    Sir Paul McCartney, whose divorce settlement with Heather Mills is yet to be thrashed out, is currently ranked at 102 with £725 million.

    The wealthiest man in Britain, taking first place in the list, is steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal. He has increased his fortune to more than £19 billion - up from last year's £14.9 billion.

    The list, presented on ITV1 by Dragons' Den star and businessman Peter Jones, worth £160 million, shows that Britain's super-rich are getting wealthier. It now takes £70 million to even make the 1,000-strong list, compared to £60 million in 2006. The number of billionaires in the annual list will be up by more than 20% against last year's total of 54. It also shows that fewer than 10% of Britain's richest 1,000 are women.

    There are 37 music industry professionals on the list but no pop stars under the age of 30, thanks to astute record company contractors. At 33, Angels star Williams is one of the youngest to make the grade. Britain's Rich List is broadcast at 9pm on ITV1 on Thursday night.

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    judging by the press this morning.... he may not make much more!!
     
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    whilst I don't doubt his expertise as a music manager etc, I find it offensive that he has made so much money from that keek they call 'X-Factor'.
    Still, hats off to him I guess as there are alot of people who obviously like phoning in and getting ripped off for a competition that rewards everyone in the top 5 (aside the winner).
    how does the saying go ? - 'right place at the right time' :suicide:

    David Beckham on the other hand has maxed his earnings to he full which I find very impressive (and thats me being a Jock). A wonderful sportsman (despite his hanger on), who is a credit to the sport.
     
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    I use to work for him. Quite a nice fellow. **** hot with figures. Even kept an eye on how much was paid for milk, tea, coffee etc in the kitchen at the corporate headquarters.
     
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    I'm surprised that multi millionaires and billionaires would want to live in Rip-Off Britain. Unless they are the only one's who can afford it....
     
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    I manage, just about, and I'm not a multi millionaire. Or even a multi 'thousander'.............;) The cost of living here is bad, but the cost of living all over Northern Europe is pretty steep. When people in Germany are coming to live here because it's 'cheaper' you know things are getting out of hand.......

    On Cowell, I just can't take anything he does seriously anymore after reading Ben Elton's book about the 'X factor'! :D
     
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    Fair play to them all...I wish I had that kind of brains, luck, enterprise to make it happen for me too.
     
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    Why, what's up?
     
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    It is not really that bad here at all....I moan as well, but why do you think I came to England honestly......Because I could earn more money....Why am I still here, because I can still earn more money than in most other European countries where I would like to live.....Compared to what we knew in Britain it has gotten worse, but relative to other European countries it is actually pretty good.....
     
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    I agree. I regularly meet with colleagues from all over Europe. When we talk about the relative costs of standard household expenses and items, they certainly seem to pay more than us, particularly the Scandinavian countries.
     
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    If someone was to give me 100 million, I doubt that I'd be too bothered if I couldn't make much more.

    I'd be prepared to struggle by on what I'd got.:rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    "The rich get richer and the poor get poorer."

    Props to them to amassing that fortune though. Especially Branson.
     
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    One person doesn't need £14.9 billion...
     
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    All the worlds wealth is owned by 2% of the population.
     
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