Simon Cowell is recognized for being a severe, brutally honest, and occasionally cruel judge on TV talent shows. The producer, media firm owner and creator of popular series like The X Factor and America’s Got Talent has done well for himself.
All of this despite his tough-guy TV reputation. Now a doting father, Simon Cowell stated that none of his $600 million net worth would go to his son, Eric. He intends to donate it all to charity.
Simon Cowell is a highly successful entertainment business entrepreneur, producer, and TV personality who judges reality talent shows in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He may now, however, add another role to his resume:
He has a son. Cowell became a father in 2014, which he claims changed him. Yet, before the birth of his baby, Eric stated in an interview that none of his now $600 million net worth would be passed down to his kid. He said he does not believe in passing down fortunes to future generations.
“I’m going to leave my money to someone. “Maybe a charity — kids and dogs,” he stated in 2013. “I don’t believe in passing down from generation to generation.”
Cowell says he would give his son his legacy rather than a large sum of money. Something that will assist his son in pursuing a great career in whatever sector he chooses. The plan is for him to use his job and accomplishments to help his son build his fortune.
“Your legacy needs to be that you gave enough people a chance to succeed, and you gave them your time and taught them what you know.” He stated.
Simon Cowell’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $600 million. He claims that all of the money would be donated to a charity. He has not yet decided which charity to contribute to, but he says it will most likely be related to children or dogs.
Simon Cowell is not the only celebrity who has stated that their money will be donated to charity rather than spent on their children. Anderson Cooper, a well-known television anchor, has commented similarly to Cowell. Cooper’s child was born through surrogacy in 2020.
“I don’t believe in passing on large sums of money,” he explained. “I’m not too interested in money, but I don’t aim to have some pot of gold for my son. I’ll take what my folks stated… ‘College will be paid for, and then you must start.’
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, one of the world’s wealthiest people, has likewise stated that his children will not inherit his fortune. Most of his future and that of his ex-wife Melinda Gates will be invested directly in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This foundation works to eradicate poverty, hunger, and disease worldwide.