The extremely successful entrepreneurial businessman Guilherme Paulus has recently been placed among the ranks of the wealthiest people on the planet. The Brazilian born entrepreneur has managed to have an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. Guilherme has been involved in the creation of many companies and has been able to lead them to success. He has a passion for the travel industry and loves being a salesman. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on Crunchbase.
In 1972, he co-founded the CVC travel agency with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos was a politician at the time and met Guilherme while he was working for the Casa Faro travel agency. Carlos noticed the potential that Guilherme had and offered him a partnership so that the two could start their own company. Carlos left the business venture four years after it was founded. Guilherme Paulus continued to lead the company through many challenging obstacles and it is now recognized as the largest tourist operator in all of Latin America.
Guilherme Paulus knew that he could take the CVC travel agency to greater heights of success through the support of a global investment fund. In 2009, he sold 63.6% of the CVC to the global investment firm, the Carlyle Group. The estimated cost of the part of the company that was sold was $420 million. The CVC now generates an annual revenue of $5.2 billion.
Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005. The company is now looking to acquire more hotels and resorts near Brazilian airports by bidding on them. The hotel and resorts company now has 19 hotels and resorts in its control. It has 7 of the hotels located in the Southern Region of Brazil, 5 of them in the Southeast Region, and 7 hotels in the Northeast Region. The secret to success for Guilherme Paulus is to constantly be committed to customer service. To love the customer.
Guilherme Paulus moved on to the aviation industry in 2006. He soon acquired the Webjet airline while it only had one aircraft in its fleet. Guilherme transformed the small airline into the third largest airline in Brazil and it now has 20 aircraft in its fleet.
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