Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is the creator of America's Got Talent and a judge from Season 11 of the show.  He is confirmed to be on AGT until at least Season 14. 
He has judged X Factor US, UK, Pop Idol, American Idol and Britain's Got Talent before. He is also the producer of the Got Talent franchise, the Idol franchise, and the X Factor Franchise. As a judge, Cowell often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is known as the "honest judge."