Simon Cowell, creator of ‘American Idol’ and the ‘X Factor’ singing competitions, not only donates money to Israel and the IDF, he raises money for them. Apparently, Cowell is also a big supporter of one Israeli in particular – Supermodel Bar Rafaeli.
IsraellyCool Simon Cowell has donated a fair bit of money to Friends of the IDF. With Lionel Richie performing.
Haim Saban and Simon Cowell enjoyed their evening at a Friends of the IDF Western Region Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Saban and Cowell donated $2.3 million and $50,000 respectively, and the event raised NIS 70 million in total. The almost 1,200 attendees enjoyed a rare singing performance from Lionel Richie.
‘The Jewish and Israeli community in Los Angeles appreciates and embraces the soldiers of the IDF, and will continue to do everything [possible] in order to give thanks to them and strengthen them in whatever is needed,’ said Saban.