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.