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Guilherme Paulus is 2017’s Entrepreneur of the Year

After reaching success when he co-founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in the 1970’s and turning it into one of largest tourism agencies in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus has focused on creating a hotel empire and tapping into another sector in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Guilherme Paulus agreed to an interview with the television program Foreign Currency, a show on TV Dinheiro, where he described his business plans. After the interview, he learned that some of the members of the audio-visual team were about to go on vacation and promptly handed out business cards for his tourism agency. This happens frequently and reveals much about the success of the 68-year-old millionaire and founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. After selling some shares of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. for an estimates R $750 million, he then sold the airline WebJet to Gol for R $70 million and then occupied a chair on the tourism board. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Forbes to find out more.

Guilherme Paules like to comment that he sells dreams. The sale of dreams is profitable and has made Guilherme Paulus into a successful businessman and multi-millionaire. Over the years Guilherme Paulus has accumulated many assets and still owns 8% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. which has an estimated market value of R $6.35 million. Guilherme Paulus claims that he continues to work because he enjoys helping Brazil by generating jobs. Recently he has invested R $600 million in the growth of the hospitality industry, mainly in the GJP Group which has over 20 hotels scattered over 11 states in Brazil.

The network of hotels created by Paulus has four flagship hotels: Wish, a five-star hotel, the Prodigy a four-star hotel, Linx a three-star hotel, and the Saint Andrews Premium line which is located in the city of Gramado. Over 92,000 guests have stayed at a GJP Hotels and Resorts hotel. The hotels currently employ over 1.9 thousand people. The GJP Group has also taken over the Marulhos Suite resort in Porto de Galinhas. These are some of the most celebrated and visited hotels in Brazil.

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