No, the Corona beer founder is not making everyone in this village millionaires

No, the Corona beer founder is not making everyone in this village millionaires
By Gianluca Mezzofiore Mashable

Reports that residents of a Spanish village have become millionaires after the founder of Corona beer died have been categorically denied by his foundation, Mashable can reveal.

According to widespread reports by British media outlets, Antonino Fernandez, who was the CEO of Grupo Modelo, the brewery company who make Corona beer, left 200m euros (£169) to 80 residents of Cerezales, the village of Leon province where he was born and raised. 

Fernandez, who migrated to Mexico in 1949 when he was 32, died in August. He was 99 years old and a billionaire. 

But the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia, a cultural and contemporary art center established by
Fernandez, categorically denied these reports. 

"I can confirm he didn't leave money to his villagers in his will," Lucia Alajos, the Foundation's communications department chief told Mashable.

A host of British news organisations, including The Daily Mail and the BBC, cited a report on the local paper Diario de Leon as the main source for the story.

Other news outlets that covered the story include: RT, The Independent, The Mirror and The Sun and the Daily Telegraph, which later deleted the article. 




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