- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You bet. When Mohammed (his father) died in a helicopter crash in 1968, his children inherited the billionaire's construction empire. Osama bin Laden, then 13 years old, purportedly came into a fortune of some $300 million.Source(s): http://www.defencejournal.com/oct98/osama.htm http://www.answers.com/topic/osama-bin-laden
- 1 decade ago
Yes Osama's dad was very rich BILLIONAIRE rich. Dad had like 18 children and they all got a piece of the pie when he died. Osama made his grow, therefore he is one of the riches men in the world too. fyi did you know that Dad Bin Laden and the Bushes were friends. Oil Friends
- GoodQuestionLv 61 decade ago
Is he really? I don't think the cult leader is rich when all he has is money and the minds of those who can't see thru him. Most of which are teens, young adults, and the confused aren't they? As far as I know the wealthy are free to live - he is not because he did something wrong. It's not like he's in hiding for nothing - it's due to his "poor" judgement.
- pepsioniceLv 41 decade ago
In Ossama's case...he doesn't have to be rich. He has plenty of people sitting in Saudi Arabia....with hundreds of millions at his disposal....should he even ask. Its just like if Billy Graham came up and asked the American public for $100 million....he'd have it in two weeks. Ossama carries the same weight in Saudi Arabia.
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- Joseph, IILv 71 decade ago
Sure. Before he went into the terrorism business- he owned one of the largest road construction operations in Saudi Arabia. Made a fortune. And for ALL we know- HE may be the guy setting up those bright orange cones in the middle of the road- in a neighborhood near YOU!!! (So THINK TWICE about brushing that guy back when you pass him on the street...he may have OTHER plans... ).
- Digital HaruspexLv 51 decade ago
Yes. Where have you been for the last five years? I believe most of his personal assets have been frozen though.
- Anonymous1 decade ago