If there's a reality television show judge that everyone can recognize, it's most probably Simon Cowell. Known worldwide as a judge for many competition-style shows such as American Idol, America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor, Pop Idol etc., this London-born entrepreneur has earned infamy as a rather rude judge of talent, who seldom backs down from bombarding contestants with crass and controversial comments. Despite his on-screen arrogance, Simon Cowell is a philanthropist who immerses himself in charity work and is in the list of the most influential people in the world. He is the founder of the British entertainment company Syco, and is involved with the rise of many young talents in the music industry. Star Showbiz wishes the Judge of Idols a fantastic birthday!