Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was among Time magazine's list of 100 influential leaders, it was announced Thursday.

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Also on the list is J.T. Wang, chief executive officer of Taiwan's Acer Group and chairman of Acer Inc.; Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. President Barack Obama; and Ron Bloom, senior counselor to the U.S. president for manufacturing policy.

Among the others on the list are Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama; French economist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; U.S. author and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin; and Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

A Time spokesman said the magazine doesn't actually rank those it considers most influential.

"There are many factors that go into the layout of a magazine, including graphics, photos, art, design and more," the spokesman said.