Time Magazine's Influential People

Rappers, actors, presidents on Time Magazine's list of the most influential people

Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people is an eclectic mix of inventors, rappers, political strategists and terrorist leaders.

The issue that hits the newsstands today pulls its powerful list from 31 countries. The magazine's managing editor says the reason for such a diverse group is that "influence can be defined in a myriad of ways."

Among those profiled in the now annual project are actor Jamie Foxx, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Also named to the list are Clint Eastwood, celebrity CEO Martha Stewart and Karl Rove, the architect of George Bush's re-election campaign. Another name on the list is terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The magazine first compiled the list in 1999 when it selected the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.