The tourism sector is a growing industry in Brazil. Back in 2017, the country received more than six million foreign tourists, pouring in billions into the country’s income. The government of Brazil is now seriously considering tourism as a viable source of income for the country, and they are now focusing on the development of more facilities that would cater to the tourists. Before the tourism boom in Brazil, one man has already foreseen it to happen.
Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian businessman who managed to create the largest tour operator services firm in the country. He is also the owner of the GJP Hotels and Resorts that has been operating since 2005.
Long before the Brazilian government has seen the potential of tourism in the country to grow, Guilherme Paulus already knew that it would become big someday. He founded the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. in 1972, partnering with a politician who is serving locally. The company that they created would soon become the largest tour operator services firm in Latin America, and after his partner left him in 1976, he was managing the business alone, making him an independent decision maker. Guilherme Paulus also realized the need for more facilities that would cater to the tourists, so he decided to construct a chain of hotels and resorts in 2005. Presently, there are 15 locations where the GJP Hotels and Resorts are built, and his facilities have been attracting tourists because of their strategic location and world-class hospitality services. The World Cup back in 2014 and the Summer Olympics held in 2016 have also propelled Brazil into the world stage, and many travelers who are curious about the nation’s culture and tradition started to come over and experience it themselves.
Guilherme Paulus is now considered as one of the richest men in Brazil, and his net worth has reportedly reached $1 billion. This prompted the Forbes magazine to come over and investigate, and they found out that the news about his net worth is real. Guilherme Paulus is the newest billionaire on earth, and he will be joining other billionaires on the magazine’s special issue concerning the billionaires that are changing the world.