The will of Osama bin Laden, recently declassified and released to the public in an English translation, provides strong evidence that the late al-Qaeda founder was stingy and inconsiderate, preferring to allocate the lions share of his fortune to his terrorist interests and not to his family.
In distributing his 29-million-dollar lucre, bin Laden wrote, “I hope, for my brothers, sisters, and maternal aunts, to obey my will and to spend all the money that I have left in Sudan on Jihad, for the sake of Allah.”
Out of that massive wealth, the will does itemize a paltry allowance to his relatives in the form of a mere pound of gold for his females and two pounds for the males, respectively worth $15,000 and $30,000, according to Gawker. It’s better than nothing — still, must be hurtful for the beneficiaries to consider that Uncle Osama thought they were less important than his terrorism.
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