Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian billionaire who has achieved a lot in his career. Born in 1949 in Sao Paulo, Paulus led a normal childhood. He is well known for founding CVC in partnership with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972. The company grew rapidly to become a leading retail tourism network in Brazil as well as one of the largest travel operators in Latin America.
45 Years of innovating
After graduating from college with a degree in Business Administration, Guilherme Paulus had set his mind to be an entrepreneur. Over 50 years down the line, the entrepreneur has managed to build a good reputation as a brilliant businessman. Under his leadership, CVC grew at a high rate to surpass incumbent companies in the industry. Currently, the company has made its presence felt across Brazil and it is the best choice for a travel operator in Latin America. Paulus led the company to come up with innovative contemporary travel packages that gave the company a cutting edge advantage.
In 2009, the investor went for help in a global investment fund that made the company grow even bigger. The company started trading its share publicly in 2013. Currently, CVC makes over $5.2 billion profit each year. It plans to extend its reach to less populated areas and open 100 stores every year.
Currently, CVC is available in approximately 400 malls and 140 hypermarkets.
The company supports PIET project as well as Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution located at Santo Andre. In addition, CVC supports various charity and nonprofit organizations such as Alfasol Solidarity, a non-profit organization that provides immersion programs to youngsters in the tourism industry.
Guilherme Paulus has created a lot of job opportunities through his businesses. He has immensely contributed to the growth of tourism industry and he was recognized for that by French government officials. He won “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, Revolutionary Consumer Relations” and the “Personality of the Year Award”.
Guilherme Paulus has proved to be a “smart” entrepreneur. He bought Webjet, a small airline company, in 2006. He established the company to become a leading airline company in Brazil. He founded GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005. GJP Hotels and Resorts has over 15 portfolio hotels across Brazil. The national hotel chain is one of the largest hotel networks in Brazil. Its growth plans include developing new units in the major destinations of Brazil.
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