"¢ He dropped out of school at age 16.
"¢ He's produced albums by WWF Superstars, David Hasselhoff and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
"¢ Stanley Kubrick purchased Cowell's childhood home.
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And here are 47 other things you may or may not know about Mr. Cowell, courtesy of Radar.