15 Classic Namecards of Tech Legends

While you have plenty of options to leave an impression online, offline, the business card still serves a primary use for the "here’s how you can contact me" approach.

There are plenty of very interesting business card designs but if you have ever wondered what the business cards of tech legends like Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak looked like, have we got a compilation for you.

Below are 15 name cards belonging to people who have made a huge mark in the online and tech world. These names are probably not unfamiliar to the lot of you even though the designs really reflect the days of yesteryears. Some cards exude formality, others a sense of cheekiness. How far they’ve come from the days these business cards were making their rounds.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

The co-founder and CEO of Facebook has the world at his fingertips and made himself clear to the world with the phrase "I’m CEO, Bitch" on his name card.

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Steve Jobs, Apple

Back in the day, the founder of Apple went by with a relatively simple name card.

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Jerry Yang, Yahoo!

The chief of Yahoo opted for a more fun approach with his name card. And just look at that email: jerry@yahoo.com. You can’t find emails like that anymore.

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Eric Schmidt, Google

Google’s former CEO and now executive chairman used a formal and simple name card to introduce himself to fellow businessmen. The color for g seemed a little different though.

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Bill Gates, Microsoft

The backbone of Microsoft used bright orange as the colour palette for his name card. He even used his given name, William.

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Larry Page, Google

The co-founder and CEO of Google, Larry Page made sure everyone knew the company he was working for with the massive Google! logo in the centre.

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Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

Wozniak went for a different approach as compared to Jobs. The co-founder of Apple opted for a metallic, almost credit-card-like feel for his name card.

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Evan Williams, Twitter

Williams went for a very simple design for his business card. It looks like it is made from recycled paper!

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Mitchell Baker, Mozilla

Mozilla’s former chairman bore the original dinosaur logo of Mozilla on her business card.

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Meg Whitman, HP

CEO of Hewlett-Packard keeping it simple with her business card.

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Tim Berners-Lee, founder of WWW

A man that many people thank today for inventing the world wide web, Berners-Lee went by with this classic business card design.

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Kevin Mitnick, ‘World’s Most Wanted’ hacker

Even the world’s most wanted hacker had his very own business card! It certainly is made to impress!

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Richard Stallman, GNU

Stallman is known for his free software movement and for launching the GNU project – and less on his unusual sense of humor.

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Wright Brothers, Cycle Company

The Wright brothers were known to have built the world’s first successful airplane. This was the name card they used when they started their own company.

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John Donahoe, eBay

eBay is famous for being a successful platform for online shopping. The CEO used a classic design for his business card.

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