A few years ago, Guilherme Paulus was a mere intern at IBM. Coming from abject poverty, Paulus never imagined that his name would appear in the list of wealthiest and influential business people in Brazil. As a child, Guilherme Paulus wished to study medicine and help save lives, especially for the marginalized people. Paulus did not make it to the medical school, but it didn’t kill his dream of transforming the lives of his people. He recognized that he was an entrepreneurial person and he utilized these skills to build an empire in the tourism sector.
In Latin America, Paulus is known by many titles. But he is mostly recognized for the role he has played in transforming GJP and CVC companies. He has secured a spot in the list of influential investors in Brazil and the greater Latin America. But Paulus journey to the top has not been a walk in the park. He started at the lowest rank at IBM before venturing into entrepreneurship.
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Working as an Intern at IBM
Considering Paulus’ massive success in the tourism industry, it is easy to assume that Guilherme Paulus studied hospitality. On the contrary, Paulus has a strong educational background in technology. He found himself working behind the computers at IBM when he was barely 20.
But Guilherme Paulus was never excited working in the tech industry. After working for a while, Paulus left his position at IBM to join a local travel agency as a sales representative. Again, he found the routine tours offered by the travel agencies boring and started incorporating more fun activities to make them exciting. With the new activities, customers started flocking in, and this motivated Paulus to register his tour agency.
Launching CVC Tour Company
Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC tour agency when he was only 24 years of age. After a while, his partner exited from the business leaving Paulus as the sole owner of CVC Tour Company. Paulus focused on marketing his company, and with time, it grew to become the leading tour company in southern America. Besides the tour agency, Paulus has invested heavily in world-class hotels and a cruise ship company.