Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are among Obama’s 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients — Quartz

The White House has announced the 21 recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. The highest civilian honor in the country, the medals are awarded to individuals who made exceptional contributions to US national interests and security, world peace, or culture. The recipients are: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Elouise Cobell (posthumous) Ellen DeGeneres Robert De Niro…

via Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are among Obama’s 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients — Quartz

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