According to the U.S. government, "The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given by the president of the United States to honor individuals who have made great contributions to either the United States or the world."
I decided to go through the list and pick out any of the bigger and more famous names out since 2002.
What's even more interesting is to see which President picked who.
5.John Paul II
34.Robert De Niro
42.Melinda French Gates
57.And Megan Rapinoe
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