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.
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.
Biography: Martha Stewart is an American business magnate, author, magazine publisher, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books and is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, while her syndicated talk show, Martha, is broadcast internationally. (Wikipedia)
- 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