Guilherme Paulus is the owner of the GJP Hotels and Resorts and the CVC tour company in Brazil. He is currently one of the most successful business people in the country. He has built a business empire that is worth billions. He is doing a great work of growing the Brazilian economy by promoting tourism. He created CVC at the age of 24. The idea was introduced by a friend and a business partner when on a voyage trip. Carlos Vicente was a local government leader. He wanted to create a company that would attract tourists to Brazil. After a discussion, they agreed that Guilherme Paulus would be in charge of daily operations while the friend provided capital.
Guilherme was working as an intern at IBM before starting this company. He left the job after the deal with Vicente and started the process of building what would become the greatest tour company in Brazil. Earlier in the decade, he sold 63 percent stake of the company, pocketing over $400 million in the process. The company has since been registered with the stock market, and its annual revenue is about $5 billion. Guilherme Paulus still believes that the country can gain more from tourism and that is why he is still focused on growing the industry.
As a successful businessman, he offers advice to young entrepreneurs. As a person who has created a successful company from the bottom and seen it grow steadily, he knows a lot that others might not. He has created his company from scratch and has important information that he can share with those who are still trying to grow theirs. He is advising the young entrepreneurs to get advice from the experienced entrepreneurs. Part of his success has been contributed by the people who mentored him. He knows the difference it can make when one is given wise counsel by a person who has been through the process. Guilherme Paulus is trying to make Brazil a destination hub for more tourist, and that is why he is adding 100 stores every year to the CVC Company. He believes there is still room for improvement.
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