The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
That's what world leaders who are gathering for the start of the World Economic Forum are being told this week.
The charity Oxfam says that by 2015, 50% of the world's wealth will be owned by the richest 1% of the population.
They say urgent action is needed to narrow the gap between the global elite and the other 99%.
world leaders 世界首腦
urgent action 緊急措施
narrow the gap 縮小差距
global elite 世界精英，頂級富人