Music mogul SIMON COWELL has vowed to leave the majority of his $200 million fortune to a variety of children’s and animals charities upon his death, writing it into his will. The American Idol judge, 48, plans to donate $180 million (£90 million) to various different causes after he dies – dispelling the ‘Mr. Nasty’ nickname his sharp tongue on TV talent shows has earned him.
He says, “Mum asked, ‘Have you ever made a will?’ I said, ‘Thanks a lot!’ But it got me thinking.”
He admits his philanthropy will mean his family and his girlfriend Terri Seymour will be left with just a fraction – $20 million (£10 million) – of his vast fortune to share between them.
He adds, “Hopefully I’ll be a lot older when it happens, so it won’t affect them much!”