With over 35 years of experience in the tourism industry, Guilherme Paulus has grown to become one of the most successful and influential businessmen in the history of Brazil. Founding CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972 with his business partner, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, Guilherme Paulus has made a positive impact on countless citizen during his business career. From the huge amounts of money that he has donated to charities on a regular basis, to his successful and lucrative tourism empire that employees thousands of people around the world, Guilherme Paulus remains humble.
Guilherme has been able to grow his company to today being an international tourism firm with over 209 various points of sales in markets around the world, including Brazil, France and various countries in South America. Acquiring a fortune along the way Guilherme is also responsible for founding a hotel and resort chain in 2005, which today currently has over 15 hotels and resorts under its umbrella throughout Brazil. The hotel and resort change that was founded by him, he labeled the GJP Group. The World Cup, which took place in 2014 in Brazil, and the Summer Olympics, which took place in 2016 Guilherme Paulus’s GJP Group benefited greatly from the boom of tourism money from around the world. Today, Guilherme is a member of the Tourism National Board, which is named by the republic’s president and he is also the chairman of the board of directors a position he has held since October 2013. Forbes magazine also announced in 2013 that Guilherme was part of the prestigious and elite billionaire club, a list of billionaires released annually, with a net worth of $1.1 billion. It was also announced Guilherme was the Entrepreneur of the year in 2017 due in large part to his positive effect and single-handedly being responsible for improving the standards of living for the average Brazilian through his business matters and various charitable donations.