Guilherme Paulus, born in Sao Paulo, is the co-founder of the biggest tour operator in Latin America, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. He ranked 1268 in Forbes in 2013 and he is worth $1.1 billion. He co-founded the company when he was just 24.
Who is this man who has built such a tremendous company?
Early life and career
When he was young, Paulus was employed as an intern at IBM, after graduating with a degree in business administration in college. He quickly became highly appreciated in the international business world, so starting a tourism company came in very easily to him. He understood the logic of foreign contacts, travel and he also loved the idea of working on something that would simply offer people a good time! He is very well known for his drive and ambition and he is willing to go the extra mile for something he believes in.
Paulus’ mark on CVC
The annual revenues of CVC amount to $ 5.2 billion nowadays for CVC and it is acknowledged within the company that this is largely due to Paulus’ contribution. The company is opening new stores every year; it currently has almost 100 stores in malls all over Brazil and it’s starting to expand to even less populated areas.
Highlight on social accountability
Guilherme Paulus firmly believes in social accountability of his company and leaving his mark on the world in the right way. The key social aim of the company right now is to provide more and more opportunities for disadvantaged young people seeking to make a career in tourism. The company also donates funds to medical care, schools and units of psychological care.
International acclaim and contacts
CVC partners with countries from all over the world and Guilherme Paulus has received awards and recognition from several governments across the globe like Entrepreneur the Year. In 2015, French government officials recognized him as a remarkable tourism developer in France. His success is largely due to the fact that he does not have a narrow minded vision of tourism: his company offers contemporary packages and to makes sure that people enjoy authentic experience while traveling.
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