Another billionaire wants to build a wall — in Hawaii

Mark Zuckerberg Hawaii
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Mark Zuckerberg isn’t getting any “likes” from locals on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

The billionaire Facebook founder has just reportedly started construction on a large stone wall around his $100 million, 750 acre ocean-front retreat and his neighbors aren’t happy.

Gy Hall told West Hawaii Today, “The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense. It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.”

While another resident, Donna Mcmillen, added, “I’m super unhappy about that. I know that land belongs to Zuckerberg. Money is no option for him. I’m 5’8” and when I’m walking, I see nothing but wall … It just doesn’t fit in with the natural beauty that we have here. There are people on the island who money can pay for anything. These kind of things that they do take away what Kauai is all about.”

According to Business Insider, Zuckerberg bought the sprawling North Shore estate in 2014 and it includes a pristine white sand beach, a former sugarcane plantation, and an organic farm.

Under Hawaiian law the the beach will have to remain open to he public as the state has no private stretches of sand.

But this isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has upset his neighbors. In San Francisco there have been complaints about the disruption caused by construction on his $10 million mansion.