Brazil's super rich grow richer as poor are left behind
31 January 2012 Last updated at 14:11 GMT
The former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was feted across the world for bringing millions of Brazilians out of poverty.
However, the rich also did very well under his left-wing government.
Brazil has an ever increasing number of millionaires, many of whose feet rarely touch the ground - as they fly from penthouse to office to gated community.
Paulo Cabral reports on the gap between rich and poor in Sao Paulo.