By Maci Watrous
All About Martha
Name: Martha Helen StewartDate of birth: August 3, 1941 (75 year old) in Jersey City
Business: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
-Merchandising and media company
Martha was born into a family of 6 siblings where she discovered her passion for television and advertisement by being a model at the age of 13. She attended Barnard College in Manhattan where she met her husband and had her daughter. They decided to restore a 19th century home where she discovered her liking of remodeling, home design, and gourmet cooking. Soon, she opened a catering business that grew wildly popular. Within one year, Martha Stewart Inc. was at $1 million dollars serving celebrities and cooperations. Form here, her business flourished into Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
-Martha Stewart Living and Wedding magazines
-PBS Cooking shows
-Wide variety of branded everyday life and home decor/items
-MSLO (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia) was so popular in its time (around 90s) different retail companies requested to buy MSLO for $353 million.
-Within the first two years, MSLO already was valued at 2 billion bollards.
She has many celebrity guests that star on her shows
Martha has her own line of home supplies and decor through Macy's
Stewart creates many cookbooks for different holidays, occasions, and seasons.