12 wildly successful people who still use flip phones

The flip phone isn’t extinct yet. Some even say it’s making a very-trendy comeback.

Celebrities, CEOs, sports team owners, and politicians have all been spotted with archaic, clunky flip phones. Some cling to them citing security reasons. Others like them for their functionality.

At a time when everything from confidential corporate emails to iCloud accounts are getting hacked, these successful people might have the right idea by returning to flip phones.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour still flaunts hers.

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Though Anna Wintour has owned both an iPhone and a BlackBerry in recent years, she was spotted carrying an unidentifiable flip phone at the US Open last fall.

Kate Beckinsale has been spotted with a flip phone.

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She's professed her love for her red Verizon LG flip phone for years. 'I'm not much interested in an iPhone,' she said in an interview.

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is worth $3 billion and he still uses a flip phone.

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Last year Jones defended his love of flip phones: 'It's free of hip dialling. You can have some pretty confidential conversations and not get overheard by the camera man by talking into this flip phone.'

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has used the same Samsung flip phone for years.

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Luck's service provider, AT&T, apparently stopped selling the model Luck still uses. A couple years ago he said, 'The phone gets the job done. It can text and make calls so I don't need anything beyond that.'

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio rocked a flip phone on the campaign trail.

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It's been described as an 'old and battered Samsung.'

Iggy Pop uses an old Rugby flip phone because it's nearly indestructible.

The Stooges' Iggy Poptold New York magazine's The Cut blog earlier this year: 'I have...a smartphone and a computer and nothing is in my name ever and I'm scared of it. I do have an old flip cell phone called a Rugby because you can drop it a lot and it won't break, and when you want to text it still has three letters to each button. So, I can read an email, but I don't know how to send one.'

Rihanna has a black T-Mobile flip phone.

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This photo of Rihanna on her flip phone was taken in November. But Rihanna has made a reappearance on Instagram, so she probably also has a smartphone.

BONUS: Facebook engineers use flip phones for their Internet.org project.

Facebook has a special lab stocked with low-end Android phones, old flip phones and weak networking to help the company figure out what computing conditions are like in parts of the world with limited internet connection.

'I force a lot of the guys to use low-end phones now,' Javier Olivan, Facebook's head of growth, said in a recent Time profile. 'You need to feel the pain...We brought in some phones, like very low-end Android, and we invited guys from the Valley here -- the eBay guys, the Apple guys. It's like, 'Hey, come and test your applications in these conditions!' Nothing worked.'

BONUS: Kim Kardashian buys up BlackBerry phones on eBay because she's afraid they will go extinct.

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She's a BlackBerry addict who has three BlackBerry Bold devices -- one that she uses regularly and two as backups in case the front-runner breaks. When one BlackBerry Bold fails her or breaks, she'll buy another out-dated model on eBay to replenish her stash.

Kardashian West told Recode's Kara Swisher that she actually wishes she could buy the company, and she's afraid BlackBerries will go extinct.

'A BlackBerry is my heart and soul,' Kardashian West said last year. 'I love it; I'll never get rid of it. '

Kardashian West says she uses an iPhone for social media and posting photos. For emails though, it's BlackBerry all the way.

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