Cowell to give away millions

American Idol judge Simon CowellSimon Cowell, 48, says he’s leaving $180 million – 90 percent of his fortune – to charity in his will. He plans to divide the money between organizations that help either children or animals. According to the British paper The Sun, Cowell said he was on vacation with his mother in Barbados he got the idea. “My mother asked, ‘Have you ever made a will?’ I said, ‘Thanks a lot!’ But it got me thinking.” The American Idol judge has already set up a Barbados dog sanctuary with a $20,000 donation.

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  1. LP Quagmire • January 23, 2008 @ 10:24 AM

    After all the pain and suffering he’s inflicted with American Idol, it’s nice to see him leave so much of his fortune to caring for the welfare of animals.

  2. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 1:45 PM

    Most of those on American Idol inflicted the suffering on themselves just by trying out when they had less than zero talent, not to mention the suffering inflicted on the judges ears! I think he’s funny as hell, and he says what he thinks, he doesn’t sugar coat anything.

  3. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 2:39 PM

    As much as we like to hate Simon, he’s usually right on the money in his candid reviews of the idol wannabes. Every year he tells the viewers/voters this is a talent contest – not a popularity contest – and what has been the result? Winners with limited careers.

    I applaud him for his generosity. We need more entertainers, who have their wealth because of “the little guy”, remembering the less fortunate. At 90%, this still leaves $20 million to be distributed among his other heirs. That isn’t chump change, so they shouldn’t complain.

  4. Karen • January 23, 2008 @ 6:47 PM

    Clay Aiken is the hottest piece of man meat on earth.

  5. Arnold • January 23, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

    What does Clay Aiken have to do with Canadian men not being nominated??

  6. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 11:08 AM

    It’s nice that he went on vaca with his mom, but i think he’s really mean. Clay Aiken is gross. He’s not Canadian, is he?

  7. Karen • January 24, 2008 @ 1:23 PM

    Wow, he does have a heart, huh? Will wonders never cease! That act of generosity will always be remembered.

  8. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 3:10 PM

    He will always be remembered, period. No matter what he does, even if he disappears off the face of the earth, who’s gonna forget him? No one.

  9. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 9:26 PM

    That would be what? An igloo, polar bear, moose and beaver skin hat?

  10. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 11:32 PM

    I’m needy, how do I get my name on that list?

  11. Karen • January 25, 2008 @ 12:44 PM

    Whoa, at least you know your Canadian trivia there hey, anon? At least we don’t have that joke of a president! Who I would like to personally thank for killing all of our soldiers along with his own…at least Cowell obviously has some thought for others.

  12. Anonymous • January 25, 2008 @ 6:29 PM

    Hey, I think Bush is great. At least he has balls, not like the one who will probably be replacing him, Obama.

  13. Anonymous • January 25, 2008 @ 6:30 PM

    You want a soft, wishy-washy president with only one agenda on his platform? Vote Obama.
    You want a bitch who will step on anyone to get where she wants to go? Vote Clinton. The USA is going to be hurting, no matter who gets voted in.

  14. Arnold • January 25, 2008 @ 7:00 PM

    Actually Simon Cowell has also donated $35 miliion to the resurrection of Ross Perot movement.

  15. Anonymous • January 29, 2008 @ 5:57 PM

    Harper sent our Peacekeepers (notice the title) over there to do the job they were trained for, keeping (as best as they can anyway) the peace in a volatile country. They are doing the job they signed up to do, Harper is doing the job he was voted in to do. Do you think it would be better if we brought all our soldiers home? I don’t think so, I think Osama Bin-A-Hole-Laden would get much stronger, and then who do you think he’s gonna come a-huntin’ for? Yeah, that’s right, us, you and me, and every Westerner alive. He is a danger to the whole world, and Harper sent our soldiers over there to protect all of us. Do you really think you could do a better job? What would you do, invite Osama and all the rest of the terrorists to sit down with you, and “talk it over” over a cup of tea? Idiot, that’s not how they work.

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