Guilherme Paulus is one of the most enterprising investors and entrepreneurs in Brazil. He has a portfolio so large within the tourism industry that the president recently tapped him as part of the Brazilian Tourism board to help the country craft and adopt better tourism policies on the backdrop of a growing industry that is earning the country billions of dollars in revenue.
He has over the last forty years invested millions of dollars and was recently named as one of the most influential business persons in Brazil this in addition to joining the Forbes list of billionaires. His life however has not always been this good. Growing up as a young man he always wanted to study medicine a dream that even his parents supported, however, they would not afford to finance this dream due to their financial situation.
This would not change Guilherme Paulus’ determination to succeed and soon after realizing the cards life had accorded hi he joined IBM as an intern. This would mark the beginning of the building of a billionaire. At IBM he was able to spend time in the various divisions where he was exposed to almost every aspect of the company, realizing he was not cut out for this he applied for a salesman position at Casa Faro. While at Casa Faro he would interact with foreign and domestic tourist who gave him a better perspective on what the industry entailed and the opportunities available. Guilherme Paulus decided at that moment it was the industry, he would invest his time and money in.
In 1972 Guilherme Paulus founded his first company CVC. It began as a travel agency, but would soon grow to be more than just that. He realized that more opportunities lay in the tour sector. He transformed CVC into a tour company and from that point his focus was growing it as so. It would take him more than nine years to break even. During those initial nine years Guilherme Paulus contemplated closing the company as he fell further into debt and the industry encountered growing government bottlenecks. He was however able to overcome all this and today they are the largest tour company in Latin America.
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