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Tommy Fisher, Mexico

A man who spent $30 million building a 3-mile wall between the US and Mexico is looking for someone to buy it

Tommy Fisher's wall is made of 15,000 steel posts running along the Rio Grande.

24/7/2021 6:00:00 PM

Tommy Fisher said he started thinking about building the wall as a personal project when Trump got elected.

Tommy Fisher 's wall is made of 15,000 steel posts running along the Rio Grande .

to the military that had been allocated to building a wall under the Trump administration.According to Bloomberg, Fisher's wall, which runs along the Rio Grande, consists of "15,000 18-foot-tall steel bollards" spaced 5 inches apart.Related video: A day with Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border

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Fisher told Bloomberg he started thinking about building the wall as a personal project when Donald Trump got elected in 2016. A Republican donor and frequent, Fisher told the outlet: "I was like: 'This would be really fun. This would be a project that would be remembered, like the Hoover Dam.'"

In 2019,We Build the Wall- an organization dedicated to crowdsourcing funds to build a border wall - paid Fisher's company Fisher Industries $6.9 million to build a half-mile section of wall in New Mexico, Bloomberg reported.We Build the Wall was founded by Brian Kolfage, a US veteran, and co-led by the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

In late 2019, Fisher started building a second stretch in Texas after receiving an additional $1.5 million. He later parted ways with the organization, and continued building the second wall; its cost eventually ballooned to $30 million - 20 times the original estimate.

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