Guilherme Paulus: Philanthropist, Visionary, And Patriot

Guilherme Paulus founded CVC in 1972 and a little over 35 years later he sold 63.6% of his Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Tur Ltda for more than $420 million. The Carlyle Group purchased the controlling interest, but kept Guilherme Paulus as the Chairman of the Board of Directors due to his immense talent and vision.

Guilherme Paulus still owns 7.1% of the CVC Group and continues to ensure that the company he founded has the same traditions and principles it had when he first started. It was with Guilherme’s expertise and financial wisdom which led to the massive acquisition by the Carlyle Group.

Guilherme Paulus is considered the most successful business entrepreneur in the tourism industry today. He has won numerous awards and continues to run his GJP Group of hotels and resorts, which is comprised of over 20 locations in over 10 Brazilian states. As he grows his businesses and tourism company he is improving the standard of living for all Brazilians.


The CVC Group and GJP Groups bring in over $10 billion a year and attract over 9 mllion people to Latin America. This business is one of the most important busineses for the Brazilian economy according to It responsible for the upkeep and modernization of Brazil with its ability to massively increase the influx of tourists.

Guilherme listed the CVC Group on the Brazilian stock exchange in 2013. The stock price was initially quoted at 16 Brazilian Real and just a few months after its Initial Public Offering CVC was priced at 44 Brazilian Real. Today, with the help of the Carlyle Group and Guilherme’s expertise the CVC stock has been rising for the past five years.

Guilherme Paulus understands the increased tourism coming to Brazil will benefit everyone, not just his businesses, but his relatives, friends, and every Brazilian looking for a better future. He is a philanthropist and visionary, but most of all he is a patriot who cares for his country, its people, and its future. We need more people like Guilherme in the world and hopefully with his help the world will be a better place for us all.