Since the day he first realized what it was that he wanted to do with his life, Guilherme Paulus has pursued his goals with passion and purpose. Although he has faced many challenges and obstacles while on the road to success, he has persevered and managed to accomplish every goal that he has set for himself. Guilherme Paulus has recently been placed in the ranks of the wealthiest people in the world. He has a net worth of 1.1 billion dollars, and that number is still rising. Find out more about Paulus at terra.com
His story begins in 1949. Guilherme Paulus was born in Brazil, and his original dream was to become a doctor. He was not able to pursue this dream of his because his parents did not have enough money to support his educational requirements. He earned a degree in business and later got a job working for IBM as a trainee. He knew that computing taught him a lot, but he quickly realized that calculations and numbers were not for him. He soon began looking for a different career path.
His professional salvation came to him in the form of a newspaper advertisement. The advertisement was placed by a travel agency that was looking to hire a salesman. He accepted the job and began to make his first deal. He quickly realized the passion he had for bringing fun and joy to travelers. Guilherme Paulus set up several fun activities for a group of bored French passengers. This made his trip a complete success to make many more successful sales.
During another one of his trips he met a politician named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos was fond of the way in which Guilherme Paulus implemented the activities in to the trips. The politician offered him a partnership for the two men to start their own travel agency. Paulus agreed and the two entrepreneurs founded the CVC Travel Agency in 1979. Carlos left the business venture only four years after its founding and sold his shares to Guilherme Paulus. It was after this that he faced several challenges, and he almost shut down the company at one point.
Guilherme managed to persevere through the obstacles, and the CVC travel agency Is now known as the largest tourist operator in Latin America. His ambition convinced him to take the company to Greater Heights of success. In 2009, he sold a major portion of the company to the global investment firm, the Carlyle Group. The CDC travel agency is now capable of generating and annual revenue of 5.2 billion.