Published Nov 17, 2016 at 6:18 AM | Updated at 6:20 AM EST on Nov 17, 2016
Michael Jordan, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Bruce Springsteen and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are just a few off the stars who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.
The White House made the announcement Wednesday and have listed all 21 recipients on its website. The awards will be presented at the White House on Nov. 22. The event will be streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live/