And finally…Corona beer founder’s will makes everyone in his home village a millionaire

And finally…Corona beer founder’s will makes everyone in his home village a millionaire
Scottish Financial News
30.11.16

 

Antonino Fernández, the founder of the world famous Corona beer brand has left £2 million to each resident of the small Spanish village where he grew up.

 

Senor Fernández died in August at the age of aged 98.

 

According to The Telegraph, his will shows he left £169 million to the 80 residents of the small village of Cerezales del Condado in north west Spain,

 

The owner of the only bar in the village, Maximino Sanchez told the Diario de León newspaper: “We never had any money before.

 

“I don’t know, what we would have done without Antonino.”

 

Mr Fernández first moved to Mexico in 1949 aged 32 where he started working for the Grupo Modelo brewery.

 

He rose through the ranks and was in large part responsible for making the company’s beers, including Corona, some of the best selling in the world.

 

He served as the brewery’s CEO from 1971 through to 1997.

 

A noted philanthropist, Mr Fernández established a company in his home province of León which provided jobs for those with disabilities before replicating the same model in the Mexican state of Puebla.

 

For his charity work, King Juan Carlos of Spain awarded him the Order of Isabella the Catholic.