The Spanish village of San Lorenzo de la Parilla, located about 150 km from Madrid, suddenly became rich in its province. The reason? A resident reported an income of more than 10 million in 2021, increasing the per capita average from 19,017 euros to 37,335 euros in 2020. This amazing increase has created a lot of mystery and disbelief among the people.
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The Spanish tax administration regularly publishes a ranking of the richest cities with at least 1,000 inhabitants based on tax declarations. The village of San Lorenzo de la Barilla, with 1,066 inhabitants, ranked 2038 in 2020. But in 2021, it suddenly ranked 77th, with Cuenca province taking first place.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, this is due to a person who declared an income of more than 10 million euros. “Only one taxpayer changed the statistics and increased the average. The city’s economy had nothing to do with this decision,” said Mayor Virginia Martinez.
Who this multi-millionaire is remains a mystery. There are many rumors circulating in the small village. Some think he was a marble dealer, others a granite seller, a furniture maker or an oil manufacturer. Others believe it could be the lucky winner of the EuroMillions jackpot.
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