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Don't You Know Who I Am?: Business Cards of the Rich & Famous


From Bill Gates to Donald Trump, ten Rolodex-worthy cards.


Business cards originated in China in the 15th century. Here in the US, the use of business cards began in the 1890s, and today, you'd be hard-pressed to find any working person without one - even those who need no introduction.

Diana Ratliff of BizCard Guru -- who describes herself as "one of the premier experts on 'Business Card Networking' in the United States" -- says this:

"Back in 1994, I published a newsletter to help home business owners with their advertising. To my dismay, I found that most of these hardworking folks would go buy some cheap black-on-white business card from the quick printer, proudly start passing them out, and wonder why the world wasn't beating a path to their door."

From the former CEO of Microsoft (MSFT) to Google's (GOOG) current chief, here's a look at the totally real business cards in the wallets of some of the biggest names in business.

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