Update (1.30pm, 25 November 2016): Following on from original reports, IBTimes UK has contacted Vegas del Condado council in the Province of Leon and learned that while donations from the billionaire Antonino Fernández have indeed benefitted the region, which includes his home village, there is no truth to reports that individual villagers have been made millionaires.
Original story:
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 …
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