Mr. Paulus has acquired a lot of wealth from his investments in the hospitality and tourism industries. He was recently listed in the Forbes magazine as one of the world’s billionaires. The tourism sector in Brazil has grown tremendously over the years.
Guilherme Paulus is one of the pioneers of a Brazil-based tour operator known as CVC. The firm has operated in the country for more than four decades now. He was 24 years old when he established the company. His business partner left the company after four years to pursue his political interests. CVC has been named as the largest among the other players in the tourism industry in Latin America. Towards the end of 2009, the businessman opted to sell some stake to an investment group called Carlyle at an estimated value of $420 million.
Guilherme Paulus is also the founder of a hotel group known as GJP Hotels and Resorts. Under the GJP umbrella, he manages over 20 facilities. One of his plans is to acquire pieces of land in strategic places such as airports in the country to build new structures. In 2014, the World Cup took place in Brazil and there was an influx of foreign visitors that led to high demand for hospitality services. Another global event that has led to a similar situation is the Summer Olympics. Before he attained the age of 20, he got a job at IBM where he was an intern. Guilherme Paulus has also invested in other countries. The 20 facilities under the GJP network are located in various places such as Maceio, Recife, Salvador, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.
Over the years, the GJP group has employed thousands of people. Currently, it has more than 5,000 workers. Guilherme Paulus started investing in the hotel business since 1995. As the GJP brand grew, it got more clients and has served about 100,000 people. During an interview, he disclosed that a former state deputy came up with the idea to form CVC. He has previously worked at Casa Faro. Some of his close associates acknowledged that he could become a good entrepreneur. According to him, the introduction of innovative products in his venture is one of the key factors behind the growth.