It’s none other than our very own as Martha Stewart!
This woman should also be known as ‘Martha of all trades.’
She worked hard all through her school years, she was involved in several extracurricular activities and received high grades. Because of hard work, she was able to attend the Barnard College in New York City.
To help pay her tuition, she found modeling jobs-which included photo shoots for Chanel.
In 1967 Martha also went to work as a stockbroker for the firm of Monness, Williams, and Sidel.
After she was married and had a daughter, the Stewart’s, decided to move to Connecticut where they bought and refurbished a farmhouse from the 19th-century.
Soon after, Martha decided to focus on gourmet cooking-having self-taught herself by reading Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The Stewart’s decided to restore a 19th-century farmhouse they had purchased. With even more motivation, in the late ’70s, she started a cuisine food-catering business. Within ten years her menus and creative business ideas grew into a $1 million company.
Whats next? How about writing a book? Entertaining, Martha Stewart’s first book, became a bestseller and led the way to other writing avenues: Martha Stewart’s Christmas, Martha Steward’s Wedding Planner, and her Quik Cook Menus to name a few. (This is a woman who never let’s boredom set in!)
Into the ’90s, Martha Stewart Inc. went on to create the Martha Steward Living Magazine; have her own TV show, a syndicated newspaper column; a radio show, write more books, create an internet webpage and make millions in annual retail sales. Her decision to enter her company-Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc-as a public offering in the stock market-helped to turn her millions into over a $1 billion! (I would definitely say it was a profitable decision.)
Today, her wealth is still in the hundreds-of-millions. She had a few setbacks, but at the age of 76, she is involved in several profit-making projects.
Whether you are a baby boomer, millennial. or Generation X, Y or Z; Martha Stewart has made cooking, decorating of all types; gardening tips, nostalgic reminiscing, and ideas- interesting and fun for Americans.
Did you know, If you happen to find some of her copper cookie cutters at an estate sale, garage sale or in a thrift store for a couple of dollars-buy them? They can sell for $50 each, or a set via mail-order, for over $200.