The American Idol Judge Simon Cowell, thinks his life has got even better since turning 50.
The music mogul who got engaged with Mezghan Hussainy this year is more content in his personal life and thinks his career has improved further, with plans for his talent show The X Factor to launch on US television.
"Has this been my happiest year? Yes it has," he said. "When you hit 50, you realize what you want to do with your life. Do you slow down or carry on? I've made the decision to carry on. I'm having a good time.
"I like the fact people are still interested in our shows. They are great fun to work on. It's the best feeling in the world."
Looks like Simon is is taking more time to relax and enjoy his life.
"Being with my friends makes me relax," he said. "I'm taking more holidays than I used to. But it's my choice whether I work hard and I still like my work and I do work hard."
The TV talent show judge has even discovered a new hobby — cooking, though he admits his culinary prowess is limited.
"I have started to cook. I am not very good but I enjoy it," he said.