Corona founder dies, makes his entire village millionaires

Antonino Fernandez, who was born in the Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado in 1917, emigrated to Mexico to make his fortune. 

The drinks mogul left the 80 residents of his home village $2.5 million each.

His will left $210 million to the residents of the village in Spain’s Leon province where he grew up in deep poverty as one of 13 siblings.

He left school at 14 because his family couldn’t afford the fees.

Corona Extra is the second most imported bottled beer in the USA raking in $692 million a year in sales.

But Fernandez never forgot his homeland and was honored by ex-King Juan Carlos for his services to charity.


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