It may take a feasibility study for business professionals to consider venturing into a particular income-generating activity. This direction is however contrary to the course taken by a Brazilian Billionaire, Guilherme Paulus. He ventured into the tourism industry at a youthful age and worked relentlessly to achieve an unreachable brand in the industry. It is clear that he struggled to gain hands-on experience while on the job. A circumstance that most people would have lost the energy and the hope of being someone great in future.
Currently, Guilherme Paulus is recognized internationally as a hotelier, an entrepreneur in the tourism industry and one of the most influential businessmen in Brazil. He is the President of a Brazilian tour company, CVC Brasil Operadora and GJP Hotels and Resorts, the firm has over 20 branches throughout the country of Brazil and has employed more than 5000 people since its startup in the year 1995.
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Speaking to Inspirery, a global online platform for entrepreneurs, Guilherme Paulus says that he natured an idea that did not come from him but his partner, the then state deputy Mr. Carlos Vincente Cerchiari. He is, however, thankful and always extremely optimistic on his day to day operations of the company, which makes him more organized and productive. Transforming a small Travel Agency into one of the largest Tourism Companies in the world is one of his most significant achievement in 60 years.
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Guilherme Paulus is a sixty-nine-year-old Brazilian Citizen and a self-made billionaire who majors in the tourism industry. He is a husband and a father of two. Paulus was the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e de Viagens S.A at a young age of 24. His partner in the business, a Brazilian politician, left the company in 1976, barely four years after its formation. Guilherme took to task the motive of growing the company under his leadership to become Latin America’s largest tour operators. As a result of the boom in Brazil’s tourism, Paulus was advantaged to be included in the Forbes Billionaires list with a net worth of $1.1B as of March, 2013.