Updated November 27, 2016
Yeah, so turns out this is completely false and everyone from TIME to Huffington Post was duped.
Originally published November 25, 2016
A few months back, there was a story about a college professor who decided to donate his life savings to the school he worked for upon his death. For most of us, the concept of doing that is ridiculous for many reasons. Why the hell would you give all the money your employer paid you throughout your career back to your employer? Idiotic.
But the founder of Corona did the exact opposite upon his death. Rather than be responsible by giving it to a charity, a non-profit, or an institution near and dear to his heart, he gave that shit to everyone from his hometown.
When 98-year-old Antonino Fernández died earlier this year, his estate was valued at around $210 million — and now it transpires that he has left most of it to be shared among the 80 residents of a town called Cerezales del Condado in the northwest of Spain, reports the Telegraph.
I’m as surprised as you are that the founder of Corona is from Spain considering everyone on spring break in Mexico takes those things down like they’re going out of style all while wearing a Corona tank top or Kenny Chesney-esque straw hat, but that’s neither here nor there.
I’m no mathematician but spreading $210 million to around 80 people equals out to, oh… I don’t know, $2.625 million a head. Uh, yeah, I’d take that money. If you were born in Cerezales del Condado in Spain, you’re now a certified member of The Lucky Sperm Club.
But I guess my favorite Kid Rock quote rings true: “If you love a place, you have a duty to protect it.” Antonio Fernandez sure as hell did that. .
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