At the young age of 24 Guilherme Paulus co-founded Latin America’s largest tour operating company, CVC Brasil Operadora . Today, Guilherme sits on the advisory board for the Brazilian tourism department and is on the Forbes billionaires list.
Guilherme Paulus started his immaculate career as an intern for IBM and then decided to go his own way to start his tourism company. CVC Brasil grew so large and so fast that in 2009 it sold 63.6% stake to Carlyle Group for over $420 million. With Guilherme’s successful tourism operator business he also started GJP Hotels and Resorts, which operates more than 15 hotels in resorts in and around Latin America. The timing couldn’t have been better as his hotels were ready for the large influx of tourists just before the 2014 World Cup, which was held in Brazil.
Guilherme paulus’s ambition and drive comes from his patriotism and love for his country. He wishes to see Brazil grow and his fellow countrymen find jobs and thrive. His hotel group employs more than 20,000 employees and has made over 100,000 guests feel welcome and over the years made their dreams come true. Guillherme’s participation in the development and attraction of tourists to Brazil has caught the eye of the Republics president, Michel Temer. President Temer appointed Guilherme Paulus as an adviser to the tourism board and together with Guilherme’s CVC company and GJP Hotels they are expected to bri ng in $10 billion and attract millions of people to the Brazilian economy.
The GJP Hotels and Resorts Group offers vacations for every kind of tourist from Golfers to skydivers. In 2017, the hotel, Wish Foz do Iguacu, in Parana was voted Brazil’s best golf hotel and remains one of the most popular golf destinations in the world.
As Brazil develops into one of the wealthiest nations on earth its infrastructure development industry is starting to boom. Guilherme has taken advantage of this and has created GJP’s construction division to handle the new demand for condominiums and apartments. He has stated that GJP constructions will begin constructing condos in Parana, Aracaju and Mareio. The buildings will include large living areas and will be sold between 500,000 Brazilian Real to 1.4 million Real.
The increased number of jobs and economic growth caused by Guilherme’s businesses will lead to a better reputation for the Brazilian economy and an increased standard of living for everyone. Brazil and its people should be proud to have such a patriotic and caring individual to help their nation and economy move forward into the future.