Why Famous: The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Stewart has become one of America's best-known television personalities and businesswomen with a focus on domestic arts and cooking.
Stewart has written numerous bestselling books such as "Martha Stewart's Quick Cook", published the magazine "Martha Stewart Living" and hosted two syndicated variety television shows, "Martha Stewart Living" and "Martha".
In 2004 she was convicted and imprisoned on charges related to insider trading and obstruction of justice. She was sent to prison for five months and was released in March 2005. After this she began a comeback campaign and was reappointed to the board of her company a few years later.
- 1961-07-01 Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart
- 2004-07-16 Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators
- 2004-10-08 Martha Stewart begins 5 months incarcerated at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson for insider trading and obstruction of justice