Simon Cowell was given 179 mirrors for his 50th birthday.

The music mogul - who is known for his vanity - received the items from friends and family for reaching the landmark age today (07.10.09).

According to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, Simon told a friend: "They came in all shapes and sizes - big ones, small ones, full-length ones, even dental ones so I can look at my teeth. A couple of people even bought me magnifying ones to help me inspect my wrinkles."

However, Simon doesn't intend to keep the huge haul of mirrors. He is planning to donate most of them to be auctioned to raise money for Battersea Dogs Home - which cares for abandoned or lost cats and dogs in the UK.

Simon celebrated his birthday with a $1.6 million bash at stately home Wrotham Park in Barnet, Hertfordshire, on Saturday night (03.10.09).

The event was a star-studded affair, attended by 400 guests including supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, his fellow 'X Factor' judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Several of Simon's ex-girlfriends were also in attendance, including Terri Seymour, Sinitta and Jackie St Clair.