The founder of the both the GJP Hotels and Resorts or GJP Group and CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Guilherme Paulus has grown to become one of the most respected and successful businessmen in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972, and in 2005 Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP Group.
Today Mr. Paulus has grown both of his companies significantly. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. currently employees over 3200 employees and 1000 suppliers. The GJP Group Currently controls over 15 different hotels and resorts throughout Brazil, with plans to expand its reach to include the surrounding airport areas. During Guilherme Paulus’s over 40 year career in the tourism industry, he has positively affected many civilians through his business efforts in charitable donations.
In 2005, he began investing heavily and founded the GJP Hotel and Resort Group. Often times in business timing is the main factor between success and failure. From investing in 2005 and establishing his hotel chain was perfect timing to benefit from the World Cup, which was held in Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympics, which was held in 2016.
Guilherme Paulus positive business transaction has not gone unnoticed in 2017, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year for this very reason. Currently, a billionaire with a net worth of more than $1.5 billion he has reaped the benefits of many successful investments. Guilherme Paulus was featured in Forbes Magazine’s billionaires of 2013. Also in 2013, he was named the chairman of the board of directors of CVC tourism.
The Carlyle Group who is a private equity firm closed a deal to purchase a large portion of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. a deal worth $420 million, with plans to take the firm public in 2018.