Martha Stewart Character Traits

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Sydney Schmitt 3rd Period 1/3/13 Martha Stewart Born Martha Kostyra on August 3, 1941, the future domestic trendsetter was the second of six children of Polish immigrant parents Edward and Martha in Jersey City, New Jersey. Martha learned to cook and sew from her mother, and to garden from her father who loved to plant flowers and fruit trees in the yards of the home in Nutley, New Jersey they moved to when she was three years old. During her high school years, she won some modeling jobs in New York. She graduated from Nutley High School in Nutley, New Jersey in June of 1959. She continued modeling during her college years at Barnard College where she graduated in June of 1963 and met her former husband, Yale Law School student,…show more content…
By 1987, she was regarded as a homemaker expert and signed a $200,000 deal as a lifestyle consultant and pitch woman for discount retailer with Kmart to develop a line of stylish but affordable merchandise. In 1990, Martha divorced her husband, Andy Stewart after he lived with her former assistant for three years. In July of 1991, The First issues of, “Martha Stewart Living,” were published. Just two years later, she started her own syndicated television show. In 1997, she created, “Martha Stewart Living Omni media,” to encompass all her business. The initial public offering was one of the most successful ever and made her a billionaire. On December 27, 2001, Martha sold $232,000 worth of shares of ImClone Systems, a biotech company founded by and headed by personal friend Sam Waksal. The next day, the Food and Drug Administration rejected ImClone’s application of a cancer-fighting drug, sending the stock into a…show more content…
The charges carried up to 20 years in prison. On July 16, 2004, U.S. District Court Judge Miriam Gold man Cedarbaum sentenced Martha Stewart to five months in prison, five months of home confinement and fined her $30,000. She was spared and immediate trip to federal prison as the judge stayed her sentence pending appeal. On October 8, 2004, Martha slipped into Alderson Federal Women’s Prison in West Virginia in the early hours and began serving her five-month sentence as inmate 55170-054. Martha Stewart was released from Alderson in the early morning hours of March 4, 2005 and arrived back at her multimillion-dollar, 153-acre, New York estate to begin serving the five-month home detention portion of her sentence. On September 12, 2005, Martha’s daytime talk show, ”Martha,” debuted, and the Martha Stewart version of “The Apprentice,” premiered but was cut short due to the poor ratings. Since then, Martha’s life went back to normal, appearing on talk shows, writing books, magazines, and traveling the

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