Guilherme Paulus Forbes Billionaire And Entrepreneur Of The Year


After graduating with a degree in business the young 20 something had already completed an internship at IBM when he and his partner, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari set out to found CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972. Guilherme Paulus back then was a young ambitious and eager to learn and grow businessman. With the natural ability to grow business is Guilherme quickly expanded and discovered new growth opportunities and was able to maximize growth into new markets quickly throughout Brazil. Today, with locations in more than 23 separate states in the country and 5 offices overseas, including Argentina, Chile, France, and Uruguay. Today, with over 35 solid years of experience in the tourism industry makes Guilherme Paulus one of the most influential and successful tourism businessmen in the world.

Constantly scanning the business field for opportunities for growth and expansion Guilherme Paulus started investing heavily into the hotel markets in 2005 and founded his new company, he labeled the GJP hotels or resorts or did the GJP Group. Both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics came to Brazil, the World Cup in 2014 in the Olympics in 2016. By the time the World Cup in the Summer Olympics at come around in 2014 that JGP group had already been a well-positioned hotel chain and benefited greatly from the boost in tourism these events would be responsible for.

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In 2009, it was announced that a deal had been made between CBC and The Carlyle Group. The Carlyle Group, which is a private equity agreed to purchase 63.6% of the company for a deal valued at $420 million. Employee number 3000 employees in working with over 1000 suppliers worldwide, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. also serves over 8.5 million passengers in Brazil and overseas.

October 2013 he Has been the chairman of the board of directors of CVC Turismo. Also in 2013, he was recognized as by being listed on Forbes billionaire list with the net worth of $1.1 billion. In 2017, Guilherme Paulus was recognized by Money Magazine and named Entrepreneur of the Year for his aggressive and successful business career record and his philanthropic charitable donations.

Tony Petrello: A Successful Businessman And Philanthropist


It’s not every day we hear of people who have achieved great success in the corporate world. One such individual is Tony Petrello. Growing up as a young boy in Newark, NJ, he rose to become the CEO of the world’s largest drilling firm. Mr. Tony has also impacted lives through his philanthropic activities toward children suffering from neurological disease.

Tony Petrello’s career is nothing short of successful. In 2015, Mr. Petrello topped the ranks of the highest earning CEO in the U.S. At the age of 62, he received a whopping $15, 372, 429, thanks to his diversified investment options.

A Successful CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd.

Tony is the CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd. that owns the world’s largest land-based drilling company. It specializes in offering drilling services and rig-fleets to land-based companies and off-shore drilling companies globally.

Founded in 1952, the Houston-based company has earned a reputation for helping drive the growth of the oil and gas industries. Under Tony’s leadership, the company recorded annual revenue of over $2.2 billion at the end of 2016.

Tony Petrello has led the company to world recognition. The most significant change came in 2002 when he opened business opportunities for the company to penetrate off-shore while he was still the company’s COO. Since then, he has been behind some of the firm’s most significant acquisitions.

Petrello’s Dedication to Charity Campaigns

Tony Petrello started his philanthropic deeds before joining Nabors Industries. His caring character is known to many. His urge to help the less fortunate grew especially when his daughter was born prematurely with a neurological disorder. Caren was diagnosed with Periventricular leukomalacia, which resulted in cerebral palsy which impaired her motor system.

Tony and his wife, Cynthia, donated $5 million and pledged an additional $2 million to help in the establishment of the Neurological Research Institute located at5 the Texas Children’s Hospital. The institute is dedicated to medical research and helping children to receive high-quality treatment from qualified practitioners and surgeons.

Early Life and Education History

Tony Petrello was born in Newark, New Jersey. After quitting his job in New York, he relocated to Houston, TX where he became the President and CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd in 1991.

He holds two degree certificates in Mathematics from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard University. From his education, Tony could have elected to pursue a career as a professor or a lawyer. Nonetheless, he decided to focus on a career in the oil industry. Today, his success as a corporate executive precedes him.