A Look at the Forward-Looking Entrepreneur: Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He has established many businesses in the tourism sector. In 1972, he combined efforts with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari to found CVC, a leading tour company in Brazil. CVC is one of his investments in the tourism industry that have flourished to build him a big name in the industry and propel him to financial success. He was captured as one of top 500 billionaires in the world by Forbes.

His humble beginnings dates back to 1949, when he was born in Sao Paulo. He led a normal childhood and went to college and majored on business administration. He worked in a few other companies before co-founding CVC. CVC started as a small tour operator in Brazil but over time, it grew rapidly to surpass incumbent companies and become the most preferred tour company in North America. The leadership Guilherme Paulus oversaw the introduction of contemporary travel packages that made the company the best choice for Brazilians.

In 2009, CVC needed more funding and Guiherme did not hesitate to seek the help of a global investment fund. The help he got propelled the company even further. A few years later, the company began trading its shares as a public company. Its net revenue has now hit $5.2 billion per year and considering the growth plans they have, the revenue could go off the roof. The company is going to open 100 stores every year and venture into less populated areas. The forward-thinking entrepreneur is also looking for an innovative solutions for connecting online vendors with physical stores.

In 2005, Guilherme Paulus founded GJP Hotels & Resorts. Since then, it has seen a great deal of success and currently, it controls more than 15 hotels in Brazil, thanks to $600 million he injected into the investment. Guilherme Paulus also established Webjet to become a large airline company in Brazil. All these efforts and ventures have impacted the tourism industry positively and he has been recognized widely for that. The French government was at the forefront commending him for the good work. Additionally, he has received many accolades including “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, “Revolutionary Consumer Relations Award” and “Personality of the Year Award. He is a member of the National Tourism Council.