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Simon Fuller is one of the most influential entrepreneurs of recent times and has been instrumental in the success of many celebrities

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BirthdayMay 17, 1960
NationalityBritish
FamousEntrepreneurs, Millionaires, Business People
SpousesNatalie Swanston
SiblingsKim Fuller, Mark Fuller
Known asФуллер, Саймон ru
Humanitarian Works
  • Associated with ‘The Prince’s Trust’ and ‘Malaria No More UK’.
Founder / Co-Founder
  • 19 Entertainment
Birth PlaceCyprus
Height165cm
GenderMale
Net Worth$560 Million as of April 18,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inCyprus
Famous asEntrepreneur

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Who is Simon Fuller?

Simon Fuller is one of the renowned celebrity mangers who earn fame by their creativity and hard work while staying behind the scenes all the time. He is one of the most renowned entrepreneurs who can be regarded as the modern-day King Midas. All that he touches seems to become gold, though not literally, but of course metaphorically. He was born to a working class family and much is not known about his childhood and youth. Simon’s career began with his engagements with the records label ‘Chrysalis’ and during the initial stage of his career, he got Madonna a contract with the label for her song ‘Holiday’. This song was a huge success and since then he began to soar in his career, as an efficient manager. He has been the driving force behind the success of many renowned personalities, whether it is music or sports or fashion. He has dabbled with his management skills in various aspects. The show ‘Pop Idol’ was conceived by this creative mind and the show has been a huge success in the world of television. This show has handpicked many musical gems and has given them a bright future. He is a brand in himself and has been instrumental in creating new image of many celebrities. The confident, creative and charismatic entrepreneur has earned many accolades and still has a long way to go

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born on 17th May, 1960 in Hastings, East Sussex in England. He has two siblings named Mark and Kim.

His father was a pilot at the ‘Royal Air Force’ in British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus.

Later, the family relocated to the Accra, Ghana where his father joined the ‘British Military School’ located in Burma Camp as the headmaster.

The family again shifted to Hastings, East Sussex and his father became the headmaster at the school where Simon was enrolled at.

Career

He worked for the ‘A&R’ division of the record company ‘Chrysalis’ and in 1981, he was the one who signed singer Madonna for the song ‘Holiday’ under the label.

In 1985, he founded the management company ‘19 Entertainment’ which was named after the song ‘19’ by English artist Paul Hardcastle.

Later, he showed his management skills in the field of sports and helped football player Steve McManaman join the ‘Real Madrid Football Club’.

In 1991, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox’s first album ‘Diva’ was released and from then on, Fuller began to manage the artist’s career. Other artists whose career Simon has managed include Cathy Dennis, who has risen to number one position as a female songwriter in the UK.

He was also instrumental in the managing the career of English pop girl group named ‘Spice Girls’, and helping them achieve success. He guided them in such a way that within three years this group sold around 37.5 million records, and also topped the music charts.

Later, the group decided to part ways with their manager and handle their band themselves, but they were not able to manage their career and this resulted in the band’s dissolution.

The group’s member Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham embarked on solo careers and sought that Fuller be their manager.

In 1999, he entered into the television business with the launch of the show ‘S Club 7’. He also formed a pop group by the same name. The show was aired in more than 100 regions around the world. He made some other shows, based on the same format, such as ‘S Club 8’ and ‘S Club Juniors’.

The show has picked some talented artists such as Jon Lee, Holly Willoughby, Rachel Stevens, Ben Barnes, Rochelle Wiseman and Frankie Sandford.

In 2001, his television venture ‘Pop Idol’ which was a music talent hunt show was launched and soon after it became a huge success. The winner of the first season of this show was Will Young. His debut song was ‘Anything is Possible’ and it became a huge hit soon after its release.

Fuller’s company ‘19 Entertainment’ found the talented artist Amy Winehouse and helped the newcomer bag her first music contract with the records label ‘Universal Music’.

Simon vended the show ‘Pop Idol’ to the United States’ broadcasting company ‘Fox’ and the show was named ‘American Idol’. This show has received highest ratings since its launch, and is regarded as one of the successful shows of American television.

In 2005, he sold the company ‘19 Entertainment’ to the ‘CKX Inc.’ (now known as ‘CORE Media Group’). Subsequently, he joined the company as one of its directors, and in this right he had creative control over many of the company’s possessions.

The same year, he and director-producer Nigel Lythgoe joined hands to create the reality dance show called ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ which airs on the ‘Fox’ network.

During the period 2005-07, the bestselling music acts were by Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Carrie Underwood, and Simon was behind the success of all these artists.

He embarked on a business venture in fashion in 2006 with the launch of his initiative ‘19RM’, in collaboration with designer Roland Mouret. A few years later, they inaugurated their first retail outlet in Carlos Place, London.

In 2007, he collaborated with sports personality David Beckham and initiated the footballer’s shift into the ‘LA Galaxy’. He was the person who introduced Beckham to one of the members of the group ‘Spice Girls’, Victoria, who later on became Beckham’s wife.

He entered into a contract in 2007, to guide comedians David Williams and Matt Lucas for their show through the American version of their show ‘Little Britain’ known as ‘Little Brain USA’.

In 2008, he launched a dress collection at the ‘New York Fashion Week’ and named it after David Beckham’s wife’s name as ‘Victoria Beckham’. He has been associated with the Beckhams’ in many of their business ventures like perfumes and fashion.

He bought majority of shares of the model agency ‘Storm Model Management’ in 2009.

In 2010, he founded the company ‘XIX Entertainment’ and at the same time was engaged with the ‘CKX, Inc.’ as a consultant and also acted as the Executive Producer of the ‘19 Entertainments’ shows.

In 2012, he collaborated with the founder of Island Records’ Chris Blackwell and initiated the venture named ‘Blackwell Fuller’. The same year, his company ‘XIX Entertainment’ collaborated with the retail-clothing company ‘H&M’ and launched the body wear brand named ‘David Beckham’.

Major Works

He has been the creative mind behind many television endeavours and fashion ventures. However his most significant contribution to the world of television is the creation of the show ‘Pop Idol’. This show has become very famous in the UK and has had many versions in various countries around the world. The US version of the show is ‘American Idol’ which is one of the highest rated shows in American television.

Awards & Achievements

In 2008, he was given the ‘Peter Grand Award’ by the ‘Music Managers Forum’.

In 2011, this acclaimed manager and television producer was awarded with a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.

In 2012, he was awarded with the ‘Anglo-American Cultural Award NYC’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2006, the ‘GQ’ magazine named him as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. The following year, he was enlisted among the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, by ‘Time’ magazine. He was also entitled as the ‘Top Trend Setter’ by ‘Forbes’ magazine.

In 2008, the American music magazine entitled Simon Fuller as the ‘most successful British music manager of all time’.

In May 2008, Simon married Natalie Swanston and the couple is blessed with a daughter.

The ‘University of Sussex’ presented him with an honorary degree in 2014.

Net Worth

This accomplished entrepreneur is estimated to have a net worth of $560 million by Celebrity NetWorth as of 2014

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Simon Fuller biography timelines

  • // 17th May 1960
    He was born on 17th May, 1960 in Hastings, East Sussex in England. He has two siblings named Mark and Kim.
  • // 1981
    He worked for the ‘A&R’ division of the record company ‘Chrysalis’ and in 1981, he was the one who signed singer Madonna for the song ‘Holiday’ under the label.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, he founded the management company ‘19 Entertainment’ which was named after the song ‘19’ by English artist Paul Hardcastle.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox’s first album ‘Diva’ was released and from then on, Fuller began to manage the artist’s career. Other artists whose career Simon has managed include Cathy Dennis, who has risen to number one position as a female songwriter in the UK.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he entered into the television business with the launch of the show ‘S Club 7’. He also formed a pop group by the same name. The show was aired in more than 100 regions around the world. He made some other shows, based on the same format, such as ‘S Club 8’ and ‘S Club Juniors’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, his television venture ‘Pop Idol’ which was a music talent hunt show was launched and soon after it became a huge success. The winner of the first season of this show was Will Young. His debut song was ‘Anything is Possible’ and it became a huge hit soon after its release.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he sold the company ‘19 Entertainment’ to the ‘CKX Inc.’ (now known as ‘CORE Media Group’). Subsequently, he joined the company as one of its directors, and in this right he had creative control over many of the company’s possessions.
  • // 2005
    During the period 2005-07, the bestselling music acts were by Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Carrie Underwood, and Simon was behind the success of all these artists.
  • // 2006
    He embarked on a business venture in fashion in 2006 with the launch of his initiative ‘19RM’, in collaboration with designer Roland Mouret. A few years later, they inaugurated their first retail outlet in Carlos Place, London.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, the ‘GQ’ magazine named him as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. The following year, he was enlisted among the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, by ‘Time’ magazine. He was also entitled as the ‘Top Trend Setter’ by ‘Forbes’ magazine.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he collaborated with sports personality David Beckham and initiated the footballer’s shift into the ‘LA Galaxy’. He was the person who introduced Beckham to one of the members of the group ‘Spice Girls’, Victoria, who later on became Beckham’s wife.
  • // 2007
    He entered into a contract in 2007, to guide comedians David Williams and Matt Lucas for their show through the American version of their show ‘Little Britain’ known as ‘Little Brain USA’.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he launched a dress collection at the ‘New York Fashion Week’ and named it after David Beckham’s wife’s name as ‘Victoria Beckham’. He has been associated with the Beckhams’ in many of their business ventures like perfumes and fashion.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he was given the ‘Peter Grand Award’ by the ‘Music Managers Forum’.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, the American music magazine entitled Simon Fuller as the ‘most successful British music manager of all time’.
  • // May 2008
    In May 2008, Simon married Natalie Swanston and the couple is blessed with a daughter.
  • // 2009
    He bought majority of shares of the model agency ‘Storm Model Management’ in 2009.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he founded the company ‘XIX Entertainment’ and at the same time was engaged with the ‘CKX, Inc.’ as a consultant and also acted as the Executive Producer of the ‘19 Entertainments’ shows.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, this acclaimed manager and television producer was awarded with a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he collaborated with the founder of Island Records’ Chris Blackwell and initiated the venture named ‘Blackwell Fuller’. The same year, his company ‘XIX Entertainment’ collaborated with the retail-clothing company ‘H&M’ and launched the body wear brand named ‘David Beckham’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was awarded with the ‘Anglo-American Cultural Award NYC’.
  • // 2014
    The ‘University of Sussex’ presented him with an honorary degree in 2014.
  • // 2014
    This accomplished entrepreneur is estimated to have a net worth of $560 million by Celebrity NetWorth as of 2014

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Simon Fuller's FAQ

  • What is Simon Fuller birthday?

    Simon Fuller was born at 1960-05-17

  • Where is Simon Fuller's birth place?

    Simon Fuller was born in Cyprus

  • What is Simon Fuller nationalities?

    Simon Fuller's nationalities is British

  • Who is Simon Fuller spouses?

    Simon Fuller's spouses is Natalie Swanston

  • Who is Simon Fuller siblings?

    Simon Fuller's siblings is Kim Fuller, Mark Fuller

  • Which company or organization was founded by Simon Fuller?

    Simon Fuller was the founder/co-founder of 19 Entertainment

  • How tall is Simon Fuller?

    Simon Fuller's height is 165

  • What is Simon Fuller's sun sign?

    Simon Fuller is Taurus

  • How famous is Simon Fuller?

    Simon Fuller is famouse as Entrepreneur