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Too good to be true: Fake news of billionaire Corona founder turning villagers into millionaires

 

The billionaire who helped build the Grupo Modelo group, which produces Corona Extra beer, has left £169m ($210m) to the 80 residents of the Spanish Cerezales del Condado village where he was born in 1917.

Antonino Fernández died a billionaire aged 99 in August. Under his will, the village will also get a brand new cultural centre, and a local non-profit foundation with 300 employees will receive a donation. Each villager inherited just over £2m ($2.49m).

He came from humble beginnings in the north-western Spanish province of Leon. One of 13 children living in the tiny village of Cerezales del Condado, he was forced to quit school at the age of 14 because his parents could not afford the fees.

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