Who is Martha Stewart and what is her net worth? Martha Stewart is a businesswoman who is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She is also a writer and a TV personality. Stewart began her career by working as a baby sitter. She has written many books and is the publisher of the magazine called ‘Martha Stewart Living’. She has also hosted the TV show called ‘Martha Stewart Living’ and ‘Martha’. Stewart gained popularity by venturing into various business, broadcasting, e-commerce and publishing. She has also served as a frequent contributor to the ‘The Today Show’ and the ‘The Early Show’.
Martha Helen Stewart was born on August 3, 1941, in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was born to parents Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra and Edward “Eddie” Kostyra. She has got five other siblings. At age three, her family moved to Nutley. By 10, she started to work as an occasional babysitter and also started to do modeling. When the 15, she was featured TV commercial of Unilever. After that, she went to appear in different TV commercials and also started appearing in magazines.
When she was in college, she used to do modelling for $50 per hour which was huge during those days. As a child, she learned a lot of things like gardening, cooking, sewing, and artwork. Martha Stewart completed her graduation from Nutley High School and later went to Barnard College to learn architectural history. In order to pay her college fees, Stewart used to modelling for Chanel.
Martha Stewart married Andrew Stewart in 1961. Her daughter Alexis was born in the year 1965. They divorced in 1990. Stewart has been known to dated actor Anthony Hopkins. She has also dated Charles Simonyi who was a billionaire. She also has got many pets in her house.
In 1967, Martha Stewart worked as a stockbroker. She then went to Westport, Connecticut to be a model of TV Studio called ‘Martha Stewart Living’. In 1976, she started her own catering business in her basement. The business became successful she also started to work as a manager in the Market Basket. In December 1982, she released here the first book entitled ‘Entertaining’.
She then went on to write many books like Martha Stewart’s Quick Cook, Martha Stewart’s Hors D’oeuvres, Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts, Weddings, The Wedding Planner, Martha Stewart’s Quick Cook Menus, and Martha Stewart’s Christmas. In 1990, she became the editor-in-chief of the magazine ‘Martha Stewart Living’. In 1997, she launched a new company called ‘Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’.
She became the chairman, CEO, and the president of the company. She also started a floral business and a catalog business called ‘Martha by mail’. In 1999, her company became listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the first Initial Public Offering was $18 per share. It peaked up to $38, however, went down to $16 by February 2002. In September 2005, she started her own show called ‘The Martha Stewart Show’. In 2010, the show was telecasted on the Hallmark channel and was known as ‘Martha’.
Martha Stewart has been nominated for the 2017 MTV Movie + Film Awards as ‘Best Duo’ with Snoop Dogg. She has won 9 Daytime Emmy Awards out of 20 nominations. In 2017, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Martha Stewart Net Worth
Martha Stewart started her career at a very young age. She has learned many skills as a child and has also done modelling for Chanel. By venturing into many businesses she has accumulated a good fortune. Martha Stewart’s net worth is an estimated $320 million. She owes this income to the many books she has written.
Part of this income also comes from her company ‘Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’. Apart from that, she has also hosted many TV shows and has appeared in talk shows. She has also made appearances in the TV series’ Ugly Betty’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.
Martha Stewart was sentenced to a five-month imprisonment and two years of supervised release for her involvement in charges of conspiracy. Stewart also paid a fine of $30,000 in March 2004. She got inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011.