U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that the late Steve Jobs will be awarded the “Presidential Medal of Freedom”, along with sixteen other recipients from diverse fields like sports, social work, education, science and technology, entertainment, and others.
Update: Steve Jobs has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom on July 7th. Tim Cook celebrated the achievement by announcing it on Twitter and saying that Steve Jobs “was a visionary who challenged us to see the world not for what it is, but for what it could be. We cherish his memory and we’ll continue building on his legacy.”
Today, Steve was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. He was a visionary who challenged us to see the world not for what it is, but for what it could be. We cherish his memory and we’ll continue building on his legacy. pic.twitter.com/G6cbBdGzvY
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 7, 2022
On July 7, 2022, Steve Jobs will be given the posthumous Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian honor in the U.S. The medal is awarded to individuals “who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors.”
Steve Jobs to be awarded a posthumous medal for changing “the way the world communicates”
As per the announcement, Steve Jobs will be given the Medal of Freedom for his remarkable and revolutionary innovation and technology which not only changed the tech industry but also animated films, and music.
He launched the first iPhone in 2007 which completely changed the way the world communicates and consumes media.
Steve Jobs (posthumous)
Steve Jobs (d. 2011) was the co-founder, chief executive, and chair of Apple, Inc., CEO of Pixar and held a leading role at the Walt Disney Company. His vision, imagination and creativity led to inventions that have, and continue to, change the way the world communicates, as well as transforming the computer, music, film and wireless industries.
Other recipients of 2022 “Presidential Medal of Freedom” are:
- Simone Biles, an American gymnast
- Sister Simpne Campbell, an advocate for economic justice, healthcare policy and immigration reform
- Julieta Garcia, the first Hispanic woman to become a college president
- Gabrielle Giffords, advocate of gun violence prevention
- Fred Gray, first black member of Alabama State legislature
- Father Alexander Karloutsos
- Khizr Khan, an advocate for religious freedom
- Sandra Lindsay, a front-line COVID-19 respondent
- John McCain, a public servant
- Diane Nash, a civil rights activist
- Megan Ranpione, an Olympic gold medalist
- Alan Simpson, a public servant
- Richard Trumka, an advocate for social and economic justice
- Wilma Vaught, one of the most decorated women in the history of the U.S. military
- Denzel Washington, an actor, director and producer
- Raul Yzanguirre, a civil rights advocate
President Biden has long said that America can be defined by one word: possibilities. These seventeen Americans demonstrate the power of possibilities and embody the soul of the nation – hard work, perseverance, and faith. They have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities – and across the world – while blazing trails for generations to come.
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