The Brazilian government’s decision to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the recently concluded 2016 Olympic Games had a positive effect on the country’s tourism sector. As television channels across the planet broadcast the games, advertisements about Brazil and why it is the best place for the next holiday were also shown, attracting foreign visitors from around the world. The government recorded six million foreign tourists visiting the country in 2016, and it is expected to move up in the years to come. As preparation for more visitors coming into the country, the Brazilian government has invested a lot in the construction of airports and seaports, as well as encouraging the local entrepreneurs to invest in tourist-friendly businesses.
Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian businessman who has been recently recognized as the newest billionaire from the South American state of Brazil. Many Brazilians in the past have already reached this feat, but it was a first-time for someone who has been doing business in the tourism industry to be recognized as a billionaire by the reputable Forbes Magazine. As of 2018, the net worth of Guilherme Paulus is at $1 billion, and experts agree that this figure would go up as the country is making a lot of effort to transform their tourism industry.
Guilherme Paulus invested in the tourism industry decades before Brazil experienced a tourism boom. He established his first tourism business back in 1972, called the CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. This business benefits those who are looking for an affordable tour service, and his firm became the largest and the leading tour operator services company in the country because of the positive reviews that it received. Guests from around the world are asking for his company’s services because they knew that it would be worth it.
Another investment under his name was the GJP Hotels and Resorts, which began operations in 2005. Its guests have praised his properties which provide accommodation because of their world-class services. Guilherme Paulus continues to expand his operations, hoping that the influx of tourists would provide him with more profit.