Posthumous Medal of Freedom to be awarded to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on July 7

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom will be awarded posthumously to Steve Jobs, who was the co-founder and former CEO of the multinational technology company Apple, on July 7 at the White House by US Vice President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden included the late tech tycoon on a list of 17 Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.

According to a statement released by the White House, “These 17 Americans represent the power of possibilities and symbolize the essence of the nation—hard work, tenacity, and faith.” [Citation needed]

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“They have overcome enormous challenges to achieve outstanding feats in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for those among us who are the most vulnerable, and acted with daring to promote change in their communities,” it continued.

This nation’s highest civilian accolade, known as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is given to people who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being and security of the United States as a whole, to international peace, and other important societal, public, or private endeavours.

Apple, Inc. co-founder, CEO, and chairman, Steve Jobs, died on October 5, 2011. He was also the CEO and chairman of Pixar Animation Studios.

His foresight, originality, and inventiveness have resulted in groundbreaking innovations in the fields of computer technology, music, movies, and wireless technology that have had and continue to have far-reaching effects around the globe.

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