Simon Cowell has been spotted living it up on a yacht off the coast of St. Barts for the past weeks -- a yacht that's setting him back $430k/week, according to the Daily Mail.
The music mogul has been spotted languishing on the deck of the 196ft Slipstream yacht, which sleeps 12 and is moored just 200 yards off shore, while he suns himself with his nearest and dearest.
While his beloved mother Julie, 85, is being put up by The X Factor USA star in a [$3200]-a-night hotel suite nearby, Simon prefers to spend most of his time on board with ex-girlfriends including Sinitta and Mezhgan Hussainy.
Cowell is thought to hire the same yacht every year for him and his friends, and employs 14 staff to run it while they are there. The star has allegedly spent upwards of [$1.2 million] on keeping both his mother and his on-off girlfriend Mezhgan happy in the Caribbean.
According to reports, Simon also paid to fly everyone out to the island paradise, picking up the [$35,000] bill for business class flights to bring everyone together.