Guilherme Paulus is one of Brazil’s most successful and well-known businessmen. He is an entrepreneur with almost 50 years of experience in the tourism industry. He has founded many successful businesses that have led him to become among the wealthiest people on the planet. Guilherme has had his dream of working in the travel services industry since before he was 20. Over the years, Guilherme has co-founded the CVC travel agency, founded the GJP Hotels and Resorts, and acquired the Webjet airlines. His astonishing accomplishments were not easy, but hard earned. He has managed to make his dreams come true through perseverance and an optimistic outlook on life. He views the service industry as a form of art. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
Guilherme Paulus first co-founded the CVC travel agency in 1972 with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos was a politician at the time that had noticed the potential of Guilherme and decided to propose a partnership with him during on a trip. Guilherme’s business partner soon left the venture after four years. The CVC encountered a few speed bumps while of the road to success and Guilherme almost called it quits at one point. However, he persevered and the CVC later became the largest tourist operator in all of Latin America.
A part of the CVC was sold to the global investment fund firm, the Carlyle group in 2009. Guilherme Paulus decided to sell a part of the company because he felt that the support from a global investment fund would be able to propel the CVC to an even higher level. Guilherme Paulus was able to sell 63.6% of the company for an estimated $420 million. The CVC opened its capital on the stock exchange in 2013 and since then has been capable of generating and annual revenue of $5.2 billion.
The next business venture of Guilherme Paulus was a company named the GJP Hotels and Resorts. The company has experienced massive success and is now in control of 19 hotels and resorts all over the country of Brazil. The GJP network has 7 hotels in the South Region of Brazil, 5 hotels in the Southeast Region, and 7 hotels in the Northeast region.
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