Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 11 years after death
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APPLE co-founder Steve Jobs will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a US civilian can receive.

The tech genius died in 2011 at the age of just 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Steve Jobs will be honored by President Joe Biden

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Steve Jobs will be honored by President Joe BidenCredit: AP
The medal is the highest honor a US civilian cant receive

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The medal is the highest honor a US civilian cant receiveCredit: Getty

The White House announced its decision to award job the medal this Friday.

A spokesperson said: “Steve Jobs 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.”

President Joe Biden will present the medal on July 7.

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His posthumous medal will be awarded alongside 16 other exceptional Americans.

The White House explained: “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.”

It’s unclear why Jobs has not been awarded the medal previously.

The late Apple boss famously said he was “disappointed” with President Barack Obama and his leadership.

Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976.

He’s applauded for producing tech phenomenons like the iPhone and iPod.

He died a billionaire and an inspiration to millions.

The Apple co-founder had two daughters and one son with Laurene Powell Jobs and had one daughter with American painter and author Chrisann Brennan.

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His famous quotes include: “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?” 

Tim Cook is now the CEO of Apple and has gone on to continue Jobs’s legacy.



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