Martha Helen Stewart is an American business woman, TV personality and writer. She is popularly known for her business ventures such as the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has worked as a chef and published very many cook books.
Martha started off her career as a stock-broker. She was later found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. She was sentenced to a five-month term in a federal correctional facility and a two-year period supervised release.
Stewart started a catering business in her basement with a friend from her modeling days, Norma Collier. The venture quickly became successful but soured when Collier alleged that Stewart was difficult to work with, and was also taking catering jobs on the side. Stewart soon bought her portion of the business. Stewart was also hired as the manager of a gourmet food store, the Market Basket, but after a disagreement with the owners at the mini-mall she was forced out and opened her own store.
Stewart has had quit a good success of the kitchen with her books such as Entertaining (1982) which was ghost written by Elizabeth Hawes. The book entertaining was a huge success and more books followed including Martha Stewarts’s Pies & Tarts, Weddings, The wedding planner, Martha Stewarts Christmas among others.
She has authored dozens of newspaper columns and magazines. She has made numerous TV appearances such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King live.
She has worked as editor in chief, in her magazine, Martha Stewart Living which was released in the late 1990’s. She also was a frequent contributor in the Today Show and CBS early Show.
Stewart has served as President Chairman, and CEO of the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
She has appeared in shows such as the apprentice: Martha Stewart, Ugly betty, Suarez, Law & Order among others.