Guilherme Paulus: Brazilian Billionaire

You ever imagined being a billionaire, on the Forbes’ list of richest people in the world? I think we all have from being last on the list to being on the very top of the list. Guilherme Paulus is living the dream we strive to have, being one of the richest men in Brazil.

He is #1268 on the list of richest men in the world. Paulus is a 69 year old man, that resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He’s happily married and has two children. The source of Guilherme Paulus’ income is from tourism and also being a self-made employee. At the age of 24, Guilherme Paulus was the co founder of the Tourist sector of Brazil called CVC “Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A“.

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Guilherme Paulus co founded this sector with a Brazilian politician. Under Paulus’ leadership, CVC has grown to be Latin American’s largest tour sector. Along with tourist sectors, Guilherme Paulus found other ventures as well. Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts, which controls a little over 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil and is also bidding to build and maintain more hotels near airports in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus had a huge influx during Brazil’s holdings in the Olympics, which in part, is to why he gained a lot of income recently in the past 4 years.

Whether being from Brazil or from the United States, it will always take hard work to be acknowledged by the world and Forbes as one of the richest people. Whether if its a small start or a big start, work is always needed to grow and achieve your dreams. This is exactly what Guilherme Paulus went thru and to this day, he continues to grow his businesses, as well as create new ones to expand his growth in net worth, the Forbes’ list ranks, and also in the business world.

James Larkin: Champion For Irish Labourers

James Larkin is a prominent figure in the history of labour unions and activism. Born in 1876 in Liverpool, England, Larkin was of Irish descent. He came from very modest beginnings and had various jobs in his youth to help earn income for the family. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://ireland-calling.com/james-larkin/ and http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison

After working his way up to foreman at the Liverpool docks, James Larkin felt that workers were being treated unfairly and he adopted socialism as his philosophy.

In 1905, to address his concerns over the mistreatment of workers by unscrupulous employers, Larkin joined the National Union of Dock Labourers.

There, he became a full-time union organizer. By 1907, Larkin was transferred to Dublin because his militant approach to handling negotiations was unnerving to union leaders. These were not the only feathers he would ruffle over the course of his lifetime.

Once in Dublin, James Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. Both skilled and unskilled Irish industrial workers were brought together under one union. During this time, Larkin formed the Irish Labour Party and led several strikes, most notably the 1913 Dublin Lockout.

Over 100,000 Irish workers went on strike for almost 8 months, resulting in their gaining the right to fair employment.

James Larkin also gained a great deal of fame as a labour union champion after this conflict. However, in addition to the international notoriety, it took a great toll on his health. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Wikipedia

In October of 1914, Larkin traveled to the United States for what many thought was a recovery period. In truth, his real intention was to begin another career as a public speaker.

There was not much success for Larkin as a Socialist speaker, and he began to collaborate with the Germans in order to support his lifestyle. After eventually falling out with the Germans, Larkin transitioned from socialism to communism.

By 1919, Larkin was arrested and spent time in prison for criminal anarchy. He was later pardoned in 1923 and deported to England. After returning to Dublin, James Larkin was actively involved in various capacities with the Irish labour unions until his untimely death in 1947.