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      05-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Simon Cowell from American Idol drives this?? $2million car




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      05-08-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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Watch the Top Gear episode where they interview him.
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      05-08-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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Probably - he's a big car nut. He got one of the first RR Phantoms when they came out.
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Nothing surprising.
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      05-08-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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I wouldn't think so, since no one would take their veyron and park it in a parking lot and leave it there for even a minute.
I sure wouldn't do that.
And since Simon is a car nut, he wouldn't be stupid enough to do that either.
This car definitely belongs to some billionaire to whom the 2 million is like pocket change.
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Anyone that could afford a Veyron would leave it anywhere, valet it, etc. If you're constantly nervous and worried, you can't really afford it.

And you know Cowell is like insanely wealthy, right? He makes about $50 million a year. Buying the Bugatti to him would be like me buying a used Honda Fit.
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      05-08-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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Not bad from a guy that only wears gray and black v necks.
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Here is a like with his veyron.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1773
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      05-08-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
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Colors can make or break the look of a Veyron. I saw a grey/red one...looked horrible. Then again, even the Pur Sang (no paint, exposed CF) wasn't that good looking.

Simon's cool. Watch his interview on Top Gear. The guy even likes Maybachs!
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I wouldn't think so, since no one would take their veyron and park it in a parking lot and leave it there for even a minute.
I sure wouldn't do that.
And since Simon is a car nut, he wouldn't be stupid enough to do that either.
This car definitely belongs to some billionaire to whom the 2 million is like pocket change.
Sorry I would. I'll drive and park any car I own, no matter the price. And I've seen pics of him parking it on a street. Just because your anal retentive doesn't mean everyone else is. No offense to you, just saying.

Shit happens, and I'm not going to not take an exotic somewhere because something "might" happen to it.

Bimmerloyalist, I agree. Simon used to be on a local talk radio show every once in a while, becuase he and the host were friends of sorts. He seemed like a very sincere and nice person, just brutally honest.
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      05-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #11
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Actually, the car isn't just parked "anywhere". That little portable building in the back ground is were some American Idol post-production staff works out of, on the 20th Century Fox lot.
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Simon Cowell does have a Bugatti Veyron...just took delivery like last month...
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      05-09-2008, 11:31 AM   #13
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Simon Cowell does have a Bugatti Veyron...just took delivery like last month...
I believe he's had it longer than that.
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      05-09-2008, 11:58 AM   #14
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the lonely 328 right beside it... heh. w/o sports package.. maybe that's paula abdul's car.
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he doesnt worry about parking it there because there are usually guards watching it
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the man makes insane amounts of money.

i read somewhere that besides the money he gets for creating American idol and all the royalties that come from it, he also makes ANY contestant that comes through sign a royalty contract with him for 10 years. So even if someone is not voted "American Idol" but still ends up getting a record deal from another label, he makes money off of them for the next 10 years. He said that its fair because hes giving people a chance on a public forum for the world to see.
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the man makes insane amounts of money.

i read somewhere that besides the money he gets for creating American idol and all the royalties that come from it, he also makes ANY contestant that comes through sign a royalty contract with him for 10 years. So even if someone is not voted "American Idol" but still ends up getting a record deal from another label, he makes money off of them for the next 10 years. He said that its fair because hes giving people a chance on a public forum for the world to see.
I think I heard on one of those entertainment shows that he was the guy behind the Spice girls. He banks like $50 mil a year, so I have no trouble believing he can get 5 Bugatti's if he really wants.
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the man makes insane amounts of money.

i read somewhere that besides the money he gets for creating American idol and all the royalties that come from it, he also makes ANY contestant that comes through sign a royalty contract with him for 10 years. So even if someone is not voted "American Idol" but still ends up getting a record deal from another label, he makes money off of them for the next 10 years. He said that its fair because hes giving people a chance on a public forum for the world to see.
If that is true, wouldn't Paula and Randy have something similar?
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      05-10-2008, 11:39 AM   #19
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If that is true, wouldn't Paula and Randy have something similar?
nope Simon owns the label and the production company, they're just part of the show. That's why he's banking it at the level he is.
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      05-11-2008, 04:37 PM   #20
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Simon Cowell doesn't own AI. Yes he is the host and makes 50+million a year, but the real man behind AI and the spice girls is Simon Fuller. He is a billionaire. People often get those two confused. Wikipedia FTW.
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Sorry I would. I'll drive and park any car I own, no matter the price. And I've seen pics of him parking it on a street. Just because your anal retentive doesn't mean everyone else is. No offense to you, just saying.

Shit happens, and I'm not going to not take an exotic somewhere because something "might" happen to it.

Bimmerloyalist, I agree. Simon used to be on a local talk radio show every once in a while, becuase he and the host were friends of sorts. He seemed like a very sincere and nice person, just brutally honest.
Well I wouldn't leave my 2 million dollar car any where except my garage.
I'd take it out and drive the heck out of it but wouldn't leave it in a parking lot.

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      05-11-2008, 07:36 PM   #22
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I definitely would leave a Veyron parked unattended, to me there really isn't anything special about that car, sure it's pretty damn fast but it's so ugly (IMO, of course) that I wouldn't have even bought it in the first place
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