Simon Fuller is one of the most dynamic and influential forces at work in the entertainment business today. With a 25 year career marked by innovation and No.1 hits in TV, film, music, sport and fashion, Fuller has accumulated a formidable reputation for his work with the most successful girl group of all time (Spice Girls), dreaming up the world’s biggest TV franchise (American Idol) and developing the world’s most iconic talent brand (Beckhams).
In doing so Simon Fuller has defied the odds and become the first content creator of the digital age to demonstrate how entertainment ideas can harness new technology to resonate around the world, while providing a fresh source of inspiration to the artists and brand partners with whom he has built enduring relationships.
Simon Fuller has been certified by Billboard as the most successful British manager of all time, selling 360 million albums by stars that include Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson, Spice Girls, Gary Barlow, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, David Cook, Adam Lambert and No.1 hit songwriter Cathy Dennis. In 2010 Apple and itunes publicly recognized Fuller for his achievement in selling over 180 million downloads on itunes, making him the biggest music manager of the digital age.
American Idol, the multi-billion dollar TV format created by Simon Fuller, has aired in over 120 countries and established new records in audience size and interaction. 100 million votes were cast in last year’s American Idol Finale. Idol has also created a landmark charitable event, Idol Gives Back, which has raised over $175million to date and won Simon Fuller a coveted Emmy Award.
So You Think You Can Dance has mirrored Idol’s success, becoming Fox’s No.1 rating summer show in the States, and launching hit versions in Canada, Australia, the UK and many other territories.
In sport, Simon Fuller has crafted the spectacular career of David Beckham as he has grown to become the world’s most famous sportsman and a global ambassador for Soccer. Fuller has also taken on the remarkable talent of world tennis star Andy Murray, building his profile and signing him to a multi-million dollar Adidas contract. In 2011 Fuller announced that he had signed F1 World Champion racing driver Lewis Hamilton.
In 2008 Simon Fuller launched a new fashion business with iconic designer Roland Mouret and opened his first store in the heart of London’s Mayfair in February 2011. Fuller has also overseen the creation and development of the highly regarded Victoria Beckham fashion collection which has after six seasons become a multi-million dollar business, winning praise from influencers that include American Vogue as Vanity Fair, and selling out in top end stores around the world.
In 2011 Simon Fuller was announced as Executive Producer of Bel Ami, a new movie starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricca and Kristen Scott Thomas, which is slated for autumn 2011 release.
A proven entrepreneur, Simon Fuller enjoys a record of raising funds and awareness for several charitable initiatives, including Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Save The Children, Keep A Child Alive, The Muhammad Ali Center, The Prince’s Trust, Malaria No More, the United Nations and Comic Relief.
In launching XIX Simon Fuller has built upon twenty five years of unparalleled success to create a new form of business enterprise focused on entertainment, technology and consumer brands.