Simon Cowell now has £300m fortune
X Factor boss Simon Cowell has raked in a further £50 million over the past year thanks to his music and TV hits, according to a new wealth list.
The mogul has seen his worth swell to £300m to put him in eighth place in a league of music millionaires compiled for the new Sunday Times Rich List, which will be published at the weekend.
Topping the music list – as he did last year – is London-based Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik, whose empire includes the Warner Music Group which was acquired in 2011.
He is estimated to be worth £10bn way ahead of nearest rival Clive Calder – the boss of the Zomba group of music companies – who is worth around £1.4bn.