Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has been a household name for over two decades now. If you have ever seen one of her shows or magazine spreads, then you know just how to set on perfection she is. Whether it is decorating, cooking, baking, or crafting- Martha always has a way of doing things with style and grace. The life of this talented woman has been anything but dull and uneventful. In this article, we will give you some of the most interesting facts about Martha Stewart, which you probably didn’t know.

She Has Her Own Wine Club

A lot of people enjoy drinking wine in their free time, and it looks like Martha is no different. However, she has her private wine club that you can only join if you are invited by Martha herself. The wines are personally selected by Martha Stewart based on recommendations from individuals who work with her closely at her company. As written in one Martha Stewart Wine club review, you can even subscribe to have wine delivered to your home monthly if you would like. However, although anyone can buy the wines in the Wine Club they cannot join unless they are recommended by people close to Martha or receive an invitation from Martha herself. 

She Has A Degree In Economics

Some people are surprised to hear that Martha Stewart went to college. What is even more shocking is the fact that she has a degree in economics. She received her degree from Barnard College in New York City in 1957. Perhaps her degree in economics has something to do with why she is so good at making money and hosting a successful TV show. However, she never worked as an economist. After graduation, she moved to West Virginia and worked as a broker for the firm, Greenburgh. She continued taking night classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York City while working full time. It was after this point that Martha began thinking she might be better off pursuing her business ideas. However,  Martha continued working full-time for Greenburgh.

She Was Arrested

Martha Stewart was arrested in 2004 and charged with lying to the federal investigators regarding an insider trading scandal. After the insider trading scandal, Martha Stewart decided to give up her broker license and never practice stock trading again. On June 17th, 2004, she was sentenced to serve five months in prison at Federal Prison Camp Alderson in West Virginia, which is a minimum-security prison that deals with female offenders.

However, when Martha arrived at the prison there was some confusion due to some missing paperwork which said that Martha should be assigned to a minimum-security facility in Florida instead of West Virginia. However, since Martha did not have an attorney present during sentencing this mistake was made by the judge, and Martha was sent to Alderson anyway. This incident caused Martha to be recognized as the first person to ever leave a minimum-security prison and return voluntarily.

Her Autobiography Is A NYT Best Selling Book

Martha Stewart’s autobiography was released in 2005 and it made history becoming the first nonfiction hardcover book to debut at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. The book contains interesting stories about how Martha became successful, her rise through society after she became a model, how she began her company, and her current lifestyle. The book is called, “Martha: A Story of Martha Stewart Living” and it is available in many bookstores and libraries across the world. Martha Stewart has written 97 books in total!

She Has Her Own Cooking Show

If you have ever seen The Martha Stewart Show then you know just how talented Martha is when it comes to cooking. Many people do not realize that she has her cooking show and she puts out new shows almost every week. The show began in 1993, and there were only 30 episodes made the first year. However, after a while, Martha’s popularity skyrocketed and eventually caught the attention of other companies such as Procter & Gamble who wanted to advertise their products on Martha Stewart. This ultimately helped to increase viewership because by this point Martha had become more popular, and other companies like Macy’s wanted to get involved with her show as well.

She Has A Magazine

Martha Stewart has an empire that does not stop at her cooking show and her fan club. There are plenty of other things that she is involved with including having her magazine which is published in 28 different countries, but only eight in the United States. The magazine started in 1990 after being published by Peter Amsterdam who was a friend of Martha’s. However, in 2007 Martha bought back her magazine when it was in danger of being closed down. She used the money she earned from all of her other projects to buy the magazine, and now she is in charge of publication herself. The magazine focuses on women’s lifestyle, homes, food, gardening, party planning, arts and crafts among many other things that interest Martha Stewart fans.

She Started a Television Network

In 2004 Martha Stewart started her television network after being inspired by Oprah Winfrey. She had been talking with various television stations about the possibility for years, and in 2004 she finally started a 24-hour company that focused on broadcasting talk shows similar to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She hired a team of producers before launching to create quality programming that would attract viewers from all over the world.

However, just three months into production ratings began to drop significantly which resulted in Martha being forced to lay off the staff members she had originally hired. This caused her show to be reformatted which was much shorter than originally intended, and it also included more newsworthy content when compared with traditional cooking shows.

As an extremely talented individual who has achieved success in many different fields, Martha Stewart continues to be a household name that many people know and respect. If you ever read her magazine or her television show then you know that she puts a lot of hard work and effort into everything that she does. Hopefully, this article will give you more appreciation for her work and encourage you to go out and try some of her delicious recipes or read more about her projects to gain inspiration.

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