Business cards are an often unmentioned but necessary part of a person’s professional life. They’re great for introductions and they’re an invaluable resource when it comes to networking. Also, if you’re a businessman, they act as handheld commercials.

Now we’re not alone in thinking these little cards are important.

Indeed, many rich, famous, and/or powerful people have used (or use) business cards. From Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney, the benefit of exchanging contact information has been recognized by a variety of notable personalities.

Luckily for us, Emily Temple of Flavorwire and Alex Wain of So Bad So Good have hunted down some of the cooler calling cards out there.

Enjoy:

1. Science fiction author Isaac Asimov:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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2. Abraham Lincoln:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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3. Albert Einstein:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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4. Walt Disney:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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5. The Wright Brothers:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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6. Cartoon legend Chuck Jones:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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7. Fidel Freakin’ Castro!

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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8. Andy Warhol:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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9. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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10. Bill Gates:

Business Cards of the Rich, Powerful, and/or Famous

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Click here for more historical business cards and click here for more modern-day cards.

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Featured image courtesy americaslibrary.gov. This post has been updated.

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