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one of the richest? nope. rich? yup
Well he was #438 on the Sunday Times 2009 Rich List, so you could say he was "one of the richest 438 people in the UK in 2009". Cowell was only #17 on the list of people who had made their money from music, his £120 million looks like small change next to (record company CEO) Clive Calder's £1.3 billion.
Narcoman is right though - £120 million is "rich" by pretty much everyone's standards, but there's whole strata of super-richness above that. If you are Roman Abramovich you could buy Simon Cowell 58 times over.