X Factor: Simon Cowell......?

If Simon Cowell is such a "Big Shot" in the Music Industry,why does he need the General Public Votes to make the decisions for him?
Update: Yeah,the Money does help to fund the Show,...but it never seems to break a Mega Star Singer,...unlike Leona Lewis Who had the Talent and is doing very well. ;)

The other "Winners" have disappeared without a trace! ;)
Update 2: Brownbug78 I agree with you 100% ;)
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