Simon Cowell should thank Susan Boyle all the way to the bank.

The music mogul earned a whopping $61.5 million dollars in 2009, surpassing David Beckham according to new estimates on Friday.

Cowell, owes a huge amount of that success to Susan Boyle who really helped his bank balance with her spectacular success and signing for his record label.

Overall Simon is now worth $300 million dollars.

Which begs the question: shouldn't he give some more to Susan Boyle?

After all she got her first big pay check just a few weeks ago,a paltry$6 million in comparison to what Simon is making.

Yet, without Susan, Simon would never have attained the incredible worldwide fame he has now.

So do the decent thing Simon and slip Susan a few million more.

She richly deserves it.!