founder of Martha Stewart, Inc.
Martha Stewart has made her claim to fame through writing various books and magazines on cooking, entertaining, and decorating. People would describe Martha as creative, confident, and independent, which are all characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. She attended Barnard College in New York and earned a degree in European and architectural history, and a few years later she began to work as a stock-broker and worked on Wall Street until 1972. She started her own catering business in the late 1970s, and soon began to make a name for herself. Within a span of ten years, Martha Stewart, Inc. grew to a million dollar enterprise that served many well-known celebrities. Martha Stewart, Inc. has now been made into Martha Stewart Omnimedia and is worth well over $1.2 billion.