Guilherme Paulus, GJP Group President, has featured in the front cover of the Brazilian prominent magazine-IstoE Dinheiro. The magazine has further named him ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. By featuring him in their front cover, the magazine sought to acknowledge the actions he has taken towards promoting tourism in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus is revered for creating a vibrant tourism empire from scratch. Today, he owns CVC tour and Travel Company, which is among the largest tour and travel companies in Brazil and throughout Latin America. In an exclusive with foreign press, the entrepreneur described his business as trajectory. His empire is currently valued at $750 million. Apart from running his venture, the Brazilian business mogul also says he likes ‘selling dreams’ as he notes, adding that he enjoys creating jobs thus enabling the country’s economy prosper.
He has invested over $600 in the hospitality sector. His business network comprises of four flags namely Linx, Prodigy, Wish and Five-Star. The businessman is widely known for diversifying his businesses, having invested in many sectors apart from tourism. In the last 2 years, he has invested over $1 billion in multiple sectors ranging from real estate to transport. His companies are expected to generate $10 billion per year, while hic CVC firm is projected to transport 9 million visitors by the fall of 2018. While accepting the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the investor said that Brazil is a great country full of opportunities and thus it can achieve lots of things with time.
Guilherme Paulus has been named a billionaire by Forbes. In the fall of 2009, Carlyle Group, an international private equity company purchased 63.6% shares in CVC at an estimated cost of $420 million. Besides CVC, the Brazilian business tycoon also owns GJP Hotels & Resorts. The group owns more than 15 hotels across Brazil. By October 2014, his hotels had accommodated more than 92,000 guests.
Guilherme Paulus has invested billions of money, making him a critical player in the Brazilian economy. He has helped create hundreds of thousands of jobs. His passion for investing has greatly enhanced his success as an investor.