Guilherme Paulus: One of Brazils Wealthiest Entrepreneurs
Guilherme Paulus is the newest billionaire in Brazil. He specializes in the tourism industry, being able to create a chain of hotels and a tour operating services under his name. The recent 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics turned him into one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, and with the influx of millions of tourists, his hotel chains and tour operating services became in demand. He thanked the organizers of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics for choosing Brazil as the host country, because it boosted his business, multiplying his profit and overall net worth. His net worth has been verified by Forbes, and he was recently added to their list of billionaires for the present year.
Guilherme Paulus started his business when he was only 24 years old. After serving as an intern for IBM when he was about to turn 20 years old, he decided to look for potential partners who would invest in his plans of providing tour services to tourists. He found a partner in the person of a Brazilian politician, and after he presented his plans, the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. became a reality in 1972. He was in charge of promoting the company and overseeing most of its operations, but everything changed when his partner broke away from the company and he was left alone to manage it. He executed a lot of effort to keep the company going, and because of his hardwork, the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. became the largest tour services provider in Latin America.
He did not stop from doing business, and in 2005, Guilherme Paulus established a chain of hotels and resorts, naming it the GJP Hotels and Resorts. He currently own 15 locations all throughout Brazil, and he built his properties near the airports for accessibility. His chains of hotels and resorts are one of the best in the country, and tourists prefer spending their night into one of his hotels and resorts because it is near the airport and it provides one of the best services in the country. Guilherme Paulus became a billionaire because of his hard work, and as years go by, more opportunities are coming his way. In 2009, a multinational private equity group called the Carlyle Group purchased $420 million worth of shares in his company. It made him wealthier, and he plans to invest the money he got in a new venture.