Posthumously, Steve Jobs will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.

by | Sep 28, 2023

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, who founded Apple and was the mastermind behind products like the iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, iMac, and countless others, passed away at the age of 56. In addition, Jobs was a majority shareholder in Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.

The greatest honour in the nation that is available to a citizen, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be awarded to Steve Jobs, the office of the US President said earlier this week.

The highest civilian honour in the US, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be awarded posthumously to Steve Jobs. seventeen honorees of the Presidential Awards were revealed by the Biden administration.

The highest civilian honour in the US, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be awarded posthumously to Steve Jobs. On Friday, the Biden administration named seventeen individuals as winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. John McCain, Richard Trumka, and Steve Jobs are the other two recipients of the honour after their deaths.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given to citizens who have distinguished themselves by significantly advancing society, the public good, or other important social, public, or private endeavours. It is seen as being comparable to the Medal of Honor, which is given to members of the military who go above and above the call of duty.

“His vision, inventiveness, and ingenuity led to technologies that have, and continue to, redefine the way the world communicates, as well as revolutionising the computer, music, cinema, and wireless industries,” according to the White House’s biography of Jobs.

After a protracted and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2006, at the age of 56. The year 2022 commemorates the 11th anniversary of his passing. Just six weeks before to his passing, he had left Apple.

Many in the IT industry view Steve Jobs as a visionary, yet some perceive him as a polarising character. He was either viewed as a clever, intelligent businessman who revolutionised the computer sector with the goods his firm created and developed under his leadership, or he was viewed as a cruel, cunning guy who abandoned his daughter and was nasty to others around him.

On July 7, 2022, the awards will be given out in the White House. Who will receive Jobs’ honour has not been made public by the Biden administration. Laurene Powell-Jobs, Steve Job’s wife of 20 years, is most likely to pick it up.