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Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund.

A portion of an unfinished border wall stands near the U.S. and Mexico border in Del Rio on July 22, 2021.

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