American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has been named one of "26 Entrepreneurs We Love" - despite currently serving a jail sentence for lying about a suspicious stock sale.

America's INC. Magazine believe her popularity has increased because she "took one for the team," by refusing to plea bargain and the fact her company's stock has almost tripled during her sentence has added to her loveability.

The publication also insists she deserves the honour because the notorious businesswoman served the "best interests of employees, suppliers, business partners, and customers" of MARTHA STEWART OMNIMEDIA, reports website PAGESIX.COM.

The list of favourite business moguls includes Virgin boss RICHARD BRANSON, MICHAEL DELL, Diane Von Furstenberg, advertising executive CHUCK PORTER and CRAIGSLIST founder CRAIG NEWMARK.

02/03/2005 17:56