RUMOR ALERT: Simon Cowell to Leave Fortune to Dogs

American Idol judge Simon Cowell is threatening to leave his multi-million dollar fortune to his pet dogs. The animal-loving music mogul, 48, has a large family as well as a long-term partner, Terri Seymour. But he is reluctant to pass his estimated $200 million to any human loved ones.

He says, “I’ll probably leave the lot to the animals. There’ll be some very rich poodles in Beverly Hills.” Cowell – who fought back from bankruptcy in the 1980s to become one of Britain’s wealthiest men – adds, “If I had made money when I was 21, I’d probably be dead by now. I wouldn’t have made 22. I would have gone crazy.”