It’s too good to be true.
There has been a lot of talk online about Corona Beer tycoon Antonino Fernández left millions for each villager in the town where he grew up. The 77 residents in the tiny Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado were left perplexed by news articles claiming the billionaire had left each of them a share of his enormous fortune for living in his birthplace.
‘It’s simply not true, unfortunately,’ Lucia Alaejos from the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia told The Local in Spain.
‘It seems someone got the wrong end of the stick and the story has just grown and grown.
‘It’s got completely out of hand.’
Apparently, since the beer tycoon had no children of his own, he was one of 13 siblings and his fortune has been handed to his extended family.
‘Many of them still visit for some months each summer, so it is great for the village and keeps it alive,’ Alaejos said, according to The Local.
‘But the villagers won’t be sharing in that inheritance directly.’
Though there is no truth that the villagers received a million each, they surely benefited a lot from the tycoon with all his donations to the small village. Every summer he would visit, and he paid for the restoration of the church and square, brought running water to every home in the town, funded the resurfacing of roads and founded a cultural centre for the village.
Fernandez’ fortune was believed to be the equivalent to each villager inheriting roughly £2million.