Forget the upheld quote that youth is a period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living. At his youthful age of 24 in 1972, Guilherme Paulus also known as Guilherme de Jesus Paulus co-founded the tour operator CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. His major partner was a Brazilian politician who quit the partnership four years after its establishment. With the departure of the Brazilian politician, many speculated that the company would collapse or rather not perform well in the industry. Surprisingly, under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, the company today ranks as the largest tour Company in Latin America. In 2009 however, Carlyle group which is a global private equality firm bought 63.3% stake in CVC which amounts to an estimated $420 million.
Along with the success of CVC tour company; there is a range of achievements relating to Guilherme Paulus that are worth celebrating. The first among the many accomplishments is establishment of GJP Hotel and Resort which is a superior and unique hotel as it manages over 15 hotels and resorts and hotels in Brazil.
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In the near future, this hotel and resort are expected to also construct and maintain hotels near Brazil’s airport under the authorization and leadership of Guilherme Paulus. Second, on Guilherme’s achievement happened in 2014 during the world cup hosted in Brazil. The nation received a multitude of visitors an when majority of the hotels could not accommodate huge number of persons, the CVC tour company along with the GJP Hotel and Resort was able to accommodate a significant number of individuals. The last achievement of Paulus is mentoring the young generation knowingly or unknowingly. Many young people look up to Paulus because, at his young age, he was able to establish and manage a leading company in the tour industry today.
What seems to bother many people is how Guilherme Paulus could have established the CVC tour firm at age 24. Well, at the age of 20, Paulus worked as an intern in IBM. Therefore, speculations are his internship in IBM gave him the experience he needed and motivation to become a successful business person.