Guilherme Paulus is a successful Brazilian entrepreneur. He is one of the people who has placed Brazil on the map for good reasons. Despite the success he has made, Brazil is still one of the countries that are doing badly as far as ease of starting and running a business is concerned. There are so many challenges that are being faced by entrepreneurs who are trying to build a stable business in the country. It is tough to manage a business in a country where the taxes are high, and a lot of bureaucracy is involved. If you find a successful entrepreneur in the country, know that it has taken hard work to get there.
Guilherme Paulus is an epitome of where hard work can take you. He started a company in 1972 without money of experience, and he still managed to crack it. At the age of 24 years, he was ready to bring a difference in the tourism industry. He embarked on the process of building CVC Tour Company. He worked hard and finally the company grew so big that he had to sell part of it. In 2009, he sold 63 percent of the company to Carlyle Group. This company has taken over a majority of the operations in the company. However, Guilherme Paulus still has a 37 percent shareholding in the company.
Guilherme Paulus is not giving up in the dream he has for making a difference in the country. Been though his company has grown very big, he still thinks that there is room for improvement. CVC has over 3,000 stores around the world, which deal with sales and marketing. In 2013, the company was listed in the stock market, and it is now a publicly traded company making sales of about $5 billion every year. The growth of the company is tremendous, and the owners keep on pumping, more funds in its operations.
Guilherme Paulus also owns the GJP Hotels and Resorts. He started this business in 2005 by investing $600 million. He has transformed this business into the best accommodation service provider in Brazil. He has built 19 outlets of the hotels and resorts around the country.