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Simon Cowell

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© Alison Martin

Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in Brighton, England. He worked in the mail-room at EMI music publishing but, went on to become an A&R representative and eventually, a record producer. He was a record producer, consultant and talent scout within the music industry before producing the mega hit British television show Pop Idol and its counterpart in U.S., American Idol. He began judging The X Factor since 2011. He is also widely known as a talent judge on the show Britain’s click here to read more

Howard Stern

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© Bill Norton

Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954 in Jackson Heights, New York City. He is a radio personality, author, actor, television host and photographer. He had his first radio experience at Boston University, where he produced an on-air show known as the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour. However, the show was called-off after its first broadcast. He gained broad recognition in the 1990s for his controversial and sometimes outspoken style. Since 1987, he hosted several late night television shows, home video releases and pay-per-view click here to read more

Lil Wayne

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© Michael Williams

Lil Wayne was born as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is popularly known by his stage name. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified his debut studio album – Tha Block Is Hot (1999) as platinum. His next albums such as Lights out (released in 2000) and 500 Degreez (released in 2002) were certified gold by RIAA. However, Lil Wayne’s most successful album was Tha Carter III (2008). The album sold more than one million click here to read more

Oprah Winfrey

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© Alan Light

Oprah Winfrey is a renowned American talk show host, media proprietor, producer, actress and philanthropist. She was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Winfrey is considered to be one of the most influential women in the world. After a troubled childhood, Winfrey moved to Baltimore in 1976, where she hosted a chat show called, “People Are Talking”, and she was hired by a Chicago television station to host a morning show. She rose to fame due to her extremely admired show – click here to read more