|Real Name/Full Name||Martha Helen Stewart|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Martha Stewart|
|Birth Place:||New Jersey, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||3 August 1941|
|Age/How Old:||81 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Edward Kostyra
Mother – Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra
|Siblings:||Laura Plimpton, Frank Kostyra, Eric Scott, Kathryn Evans, George Christiansen|
|School:||Nutley High School|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Andrew Stewart (m. 1961, div. 1990)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Alexis Stewart|
|Profession:||Businesswoman, TV personality, Author|
|Net Worth:||$450 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2023|
Martha Stewart is one of the few women in the world who dared to venture in business and become successful. She is in retail where she has ventured in varieties of retail businesses. These ventures include broadcasting, e-commerce, and publishing. Martha is also a TV personality with her longest TV show Martha Stewart Living running from 1993 to 2004. Besides businesses and TV shows, Martha is also an author with several of her books becoming sellers.
Well, how well do you know about Martha Stewart? If not much, here is what we know about Martha Stewart to date.
Biography and Early Life
Martha was born on 3rd August 1941 in New Jersey, US. Her father Edward Kostyra and her mother Ruszkowski were of polish heritage who migrated to America. Martha was born in a family of six children where she is the second born. When she was three years old, her family moved to Nutley, New Jersey where she was raised with her siblings. Being a catholic, she took the name Grace for her confirmation.
Being born of a poor family, Martha used to work as a babysitter to the New York Yankees players Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Gil McDougald to help her parents. Her mother was a good cook who taught Martha some of the recipes she shares in her show.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Martha Stewart in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Martha Stewart’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 23rd January 2023 having been born on 3 August 1941. Though, she is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Blonde.
After moving to Nutley, she joined the school for her elementary studies before joining Nutley High School. After graduating, she joined Barnard College of Columbia University where she did architectural history. This came as an afterthought as her initial plan was to major in chemistry. With her parents unable to meet all her college tuition fee, she used to model for Channel in order to raise money for her tuition.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
With her life in media putting her under scrutiny, Martha’s personal life has been a roller-coaster. While in school, she met Andrew Stewart she married in 1961. After their marriage, she went back to university to complete her studies. In 1965, their daughter Alexis was born. The two later separated in 1987 before finalizing their divorce in 1990. Martha kept Stewart as her surname even after divorce.
Since her divorce with her husband, she is known to have been in an on and off relationship with Charles Simonyi until they called it quits in 2008
Is Martha Stewart Lesbian?
Martha Stewart is straight and has never been in a same-sex relationship.
Martha started as a stockbroker after being influenced by her father –in –law who was in the profession. Her husband later started a publishing house where Martha joined him. The two later moved to Connecticut and bought a farmhouse which would later came to be Martha’s studio where she hosted her shows. Together with her friend, Norma Collier, they opened a catering business but after some disagreements, Martha bought out Norma’s share and she left the business.
In 1997, she consolidated her business ventures into one company calling it Martha Stewart Omnimedia where she became the president and CEO. The company listed on New York Stock Exchange on 19th October 1999 with shares going for $18 before rising to $38 and then settling to $16. The company is still operational to date with Martha being the biggest shareholder commanding 96% of the company’s shares.
Martha has reached heights which not so many women have reached in business. This makes her a role model to many women and due to this. Her work has been recognized all over America winning accolades on the way. In 2020, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Licensing International. This is the latest as in 1995 Golden Plate Award awarded her with America Academy of Achievement award. In 1997, she was honored with the Edison Achievement Award, and later in 2018, she was a New Jersey Hall of Fame inductee.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Martha Stewart in 2023
With her business ventures seeing a lot of success Martha has earned a great fortune as a result. At one point, she became a billionaire when her company’s shares were listed at the New York Stock Exchange. As of 2023, she is estimated to have a net worth of around $450 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- She served a five-month prison sentence for charges of obstruction and conspiracy
- She is an advisor for a Canadian Marijuana company, Canopy Growth
Though she has been influential in a retail business, she has also been controversial in equal measure. To avoid making a huge loss in ImClone Systems Company, she sold all her shares which would later land her in jail. This was after it came to be known she got non-public information from Peter Bacanovic. She was indicted of charges of obstruction of justice and fraud.