Tech giant Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Joe Biden at the White House on July 7.
Biden named 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and one of them honors the late techie. “These 17 Americans demonstrate the power of possibility and embody the soul of the nation – hard work, perseverance and faith,” the White House said in a statement.
“They have overcome significant obstacles to make impressive achievements in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and bravely working to make a difference in their communities.. .” added this.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor awarded to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to America’s prosperity, values, or security, world peace, or other significant social, public, or private endeavours.
Steve Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011, was the CEO of Pixar, Apple, Inc. was co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of and played a major role in The Walt Disney Company.
His vision, imagination, and creativity led to inventions that have changed the way the world communicates, as well as the computer, music, film, and wireless industries.
Jobs’ job applications were auctioned last year for over Rs 2.5 crore. The said job application was filled by Steve Jobs in the year 1973 when he was just 18 years old. Interestingly, the job application that has been auctioned is the only one that Jobs has filled in his life.
Jobs’ job application was auctioned for $3,43,00 through an online auction. This amount is roughly Rs 2,54,95,018.50.
The auction description highlights that in the job application, Jobs filled out a number of sections, including his name, address, phone, major language, driver’s license, access to transportation, special qualifications, and more.
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