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Simon Cowell calls himself bigger than Bruce Springsteen

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 15, 2007 in Entertainment
Simon Cowell says he is bigger than Bruce Springsteen in CBS 60 Minutes show. Cowell says he sells all those records because he’s signed “the biggest artist on the planet” - Fox network’s “American Idol.”
Simon Cowell says he’s bigger than The Boss. In an interview to air Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” the “American Idol” judge says he’s worth five times more to Sony BMG than Bruce Springsteen.
In an interview with CBS show "60 Minutes", Simon Cowell says he sells more records than Bruce Springsteen. He said in the last five years alone he has sold more than 100 Million through Sony BMG. Bruce Springsteen, 57, recently signed a contract worth $100 Million dollars. Simon claims he must have got 5 times that money.
Cowell says he sells all those records because he’s signed “the biggest artist on the planet” - Fox network’s “American Idol.”
Every American Idol winner has to sign a contract with Cowell and Sony BMG. Plus all the 30 countries that have American Idol, those winners also must sign with Sony BMG. These alone makes Cowell and Sony BMG a big chunk of money.
Albums by “American Idol” winners and runners-up are distributed by labels within the Sony BMG system through a deal between Clive Davis and 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller.
When Anderson Cooper asked Simon Cowell, 47, how much he was paid by Sony BMG, whether it was close to Springsteen's. Simon replied for Bruce it is a great deal and implied to Anderson with a grin that his deal is greater.
Simon Cowell might earn more than Bruce, but that doesn't mean he is great, he is nothing compared to "The Boss".
What do you think? Who is great Simon or Bruce?
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