Guilherme Paulus is one of the most talented and highly skilled entrepreneurs in Brazil. He is considered as an icon in the Brazilian tourism industry. His expertise in the hospitality industry has seen him spearhead various projects in Latin America.
He currently serves as the chairman of CVC, the leading tour company in Latin America. Paulus has showcased outstanding leadership abilities by turning a local travel agency into a world-class tour company.
Featuring in the Forbes’ list of wealthy businesspersons
Paulus’ success has not only caught the attention of Brazilians, but also that of the entire world. His success at CVC earned him a spot in the Forbe’s list of billionaires. The 68-year-old billionaire ventured into entrepreneurship when he was only 24 years of age. His business partner stepped out of the business to venture into politics thus leaving Guilherme Paulus as the sole owner of their company. He then led CVC to become the leading tour operator in Brazil.
Besides founding CVC Tour Company, Guilherme Paulus also ventured into the hotel industry by establishing the GJP chain of hotels and resorts in 2005. To focus his energies on the new venture, Guilherme decided to sell a significant share of the CVC Tour Company to Carlyle Group at a cost of $420 million. Paulus put his efforts into the hotel industry, where he managed to grow his network in the entire Latin America.
In 2014, GJP chain of hotels received a major boost when Brazil was chosen to host the World Soccer Cup. Two years later, Summer Olympics were held in Brazil, thus exposing them to the international clientele. It is estimated that GJP chain of hotels have served more than hundred thousand guests since its establishment. Guilherme Paulus still owns an eight percent share of the CVC Company that is currently valued at R $ 6.35 billion.
Guilherme Paulus’ social life
The hotel entrepreneur is a very social person and he is always thinking of ways that he can connect to the world. He spends a lot of time creating networks with other like-minded entrepreneurs. Paulus believes that the best way of succeeding in the business world is by creating valuable networks.