Guilherme Paulus is a renowned Entrepreneur in South America. He was 24 years old when he founded CVC, which is currently the largest tour operator in Brazil. CVC is currently considered as a premium tour operator by all the countries in South America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
In 1972, Guilherme Paulus co-founded the company along with the then famous Brazilian politician Carlos Vincente Cerchiari who left the company soon in 1976. Guilherme exhibited amazing entrepreneurial skills at such a tender age and today he owns a chain of hotels and an airliner.
In 2013, the tour operator went from being a private company for decades directly to the stock market exchange and made its shares available for purchase. Today CVC generates a staggering revenue of $5.2 billion every year. There are 400 CVC travel agency stores spread throughout the shopping malls of the country. Currently, they have more than 30,000 business partners all over the globe. Guilherme Paulus wanted to do more for the citizens of the company and in 2005 founded the renowned GJP Resorts and Hotels. Currently, it has 19 hotels under its management and has plans to build more near airports for the convenience of the tourists and the citizens.
In the last decade, he took a leap of faith and acquired the failing airliner called Webjet which had only one fully-operational aircraft at the time. In 2011, Webjet was announced as the 3rd largest airline in the country and the credit completely went to Guilherme Paulus for his unique approach and creative thought process. His ventures in the last 50 years have increased the overall economic status of the country.
Apart from being a successful businessman, he is also known for taking out time from his busy schedule to provide financial assistance to various charities in the country. One of the many non-profit organizations he assists is called the PIET project which focuses on educating adolescents and youngsters equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to work in the tourism industry. His focus is mainly on funding the education and other essentials for children from low-income families.