Simon Cowell Cruises the Caribbean

Rebecca Detken
OMG Jaunt
January 5, 2012

"X Factor" creator Simon Cowell was snapped shirtless while enjoying some downtime in St. Barts with friends aboard the Slipstream, a 197-foot luxury yacht. Is there any other way to cruise the Caribbean? During the winter season, you can charter the fancy boat for anywhere between $392,000 to $441,000 per week. While that seems a bit excessive for the average Joe, it's a drop in the bucket for Cowell, whose estimated worth is around $330 million.

Simon Cowell enjoys the day with fiance Mezhgan Hussainy.
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Simon Cowell enjoys the day with fiance Mezhgan Hussainy.

The 52-year-old music mogul -- who was chosen as one of Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2011 -- is resting up before he gets back to work in England. Homesick Cowell announced this week that he will be returning as a full-time judge on "Britain's Got Talent" this spring. "I miss Britain and I miss the British public and I miss judging them. I want to find the next generation of talent in 2012. By coming back in 2012, it's the year of the Olympics," he continued. "It's a big year for Britain, we are going to be in the world's spotlight, and I want this show to be back in the world spotlight."

Of course, he's also hoping to discover the next Justin Bieber, or even a talented pet. "I've always dreamt about finding a dog who can play guitar. And we've failed. So I want talented dogs. I really want one that can dance or can play an instrument."

Simon Cowell takes in views of the harbor.
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Simon Cowell takes in views of the harbor.

In his quest to find that guitar-playing canine, Cowell is going as far to contribute $410,000 out of his own pocket, which will double the "Britain's Got Talent" winner's prize. When you're Simon Cowell, what's $400K? It's just a week's vacay!

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