1972 business partners Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., a tourism firm based in Brazil. The tourism firm the pair founded would eventually grow to be the largest in Brazil and within the top 10 on the global market. Today CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A employees over 3000 employees and 1000 suppliers. With offices in Europe and South America, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A serves over 8.5 million passengers. From 1974, onward, Guilherme Paulus has singlehandedly been responsible for growing CVC Brasil to the tourism giant it is today.
In 2009 a deal was struck between CVS Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. and the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm to purchase 63% of the company a deal worth $420 million. In 2013, Guilherme Paulus became Chairman of the Board of Directors of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Also in 2013 Forbes named Guilherme as the latest addition to the billionaire list with net worth of $1.1 billion. The fortune he has acquired over the years has come as a direct result of his aggressive business style. Expanding from office based in Brazil to include offices in Europe, to also include Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, Mr. Paulus has grown his empire with plans to take to company public in 2018.
Investing heavily in the hotel in resort industry in 2005, Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP Group of Hotels and Resorts. This key investment in2005 would prove to be critical to the growth of GJP because a short 9 years later Brazil would be the host of the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. In 2017, Guilherme Paulus would be named Entrepreneur of the Year, and today continues to contribute positively to the economy of Brazil.
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