The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, to Steve Jobs.
The Apple co-founder’s posthumous medal that changed the history of technology will be awarded at a ceremony this week.
The White House announced the news, noting that the vision of Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011, “has changed and continues to change the way the world communicates, as well as transforming the computer, music, film and wireless communications industries.” .
Also on the award list is Sandra Lindsay, the New York nurse who in December 2020 was the first person to receive the Covid vaccine, Oscar winner Denzel Washington, the multi-award winning Olympic gymnastics champion, Simone Biles, the star of US women’s soccer and LGBT rights icon Megan Rapinoe, Republican Senator John McCain.
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