January 26, 2013 4:45 AM EST
Financial Elite Exchange Digits at Davos 2013: Business Cards of the Rich and Famous
World leaders, top decision-makers and the financial elite have gathered for another year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Over the next few days reform plans will be made, political, economic and social transitions will be discussed and even a few business cards may be exchanged.
While some attendees will turn to their smartphones to take down those essential digits, others may opt for the traditional networking route.
They are people who believe that business cards not only make a statement and generate impact but they also leave the recipient with a - hopefully positive - impression.
It's not just businessmen and women who hand out their cards. From Abraham Lincoln to Lady Gaga, Einstein to Walt Disney, they have all passed out cards, many of which paint a little portrait of the person handing them out.
Marc Zuckerberg's business card reads "I'm CEO, Bitch!" while Walt Disney's card hinted at his illustrative skill.
"It can be a more personalised vehicle that enables a little more freedom to express uniqueness and to communicate a nuance or more intimate insight into who the owner is as a person, what they stand for or what they want the receiver to know about them," corporate psychologist Travis Kemp told the Australian Daily Telegraph.
IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the fascinating business cards owned by the rich and famous.....
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
When you are the founder of Facebook and one of the world's youngest billionaires, your business card can say anything
Business Goes Gaga
Lady Gaga let her new role at Polaroid speak for itself.
Microsoft's Bill Gates
As a lover of typography, Microsoft founder Bill Gates was keen to show off his creative use of font on his business card
The original moonwalker
You can't always judge a man by his business card. For someone who had walked on the Moon, Neil Armstrong's business card was very average.
Animation giant Walt Disney couldn't resist showing off his talents
Who would have known that the owner of this business card would go on to be the 44th president of the United States.
The simplicity of his business card gave no clue to the level of genius of the father of modern physics
Before he became the 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer with a big dream
Even the comedian's business card cracks a joke