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Osama Bin Laden’s Half-Brother Puts Bel Air Mansion Up For Sale At $28M

Anish Vij

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Osama Bin Laden’s Half-Brother Puts Bel Air Mansion Up For Sale At $28M

An abandoned mansion in Bel Air, owned by Osama bin Laden's half-brother, is up for sale for a mega $28 million (£21m).

According to Vanity Fair, Osama and Ibrahim were two of 56 children fathered by Mohammad bin Laden, who reportedly had a total of 22 wives.

Ibrahim Bin Laden bought the house in 1983 for a reported $1.65m - which would be equate to less than $5m (£3.6m) today.

Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com

The listing states that the home is 'ready for redoing', adding that the 'owner has not lived there 'for over 20 years'.

The mansion sits in the most expensive area of LA, spanning 7,100 square feet on 2 acres of land.

Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com
Credit: realtor.com

Despite boasting seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, the listing says that the value of the home is more to do with its location and 'land value only'.

Ibrahim was on holiday when the 9/11 attacks happened and never retuned to his mansion.

Due to the deteriorated state of the interior, photos aren't readily accessible, while everything apart from the pool seems to have suffered a great deal of wear and tear after years of neglect.

The building itself was built in 1931 and made with concrete that was painted pink.

Bit of a snazzy colour shout, I must say.

Credit: Coldwell Banker Realty
Credit: Coldwell Banker Realty

In 2010, the mansion was reported to have been used to shoot adult films while Ibrahim had the property up for rent.

Back in the 1960s, the crib was owned by Hollywood producer Arthur Freed, who helped create famous films such as Singing in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz.

Meanwhile, a new book claims that Osama Bin Laden's location was given away by his family's hanging washing, as military forces attempted to locate him after the 9/11 atrocity.

The al-Qaeda founder was killed in Pakistan in 2011 after the US military were finally able to track him down, and it seems laundry left out to dry helped them to locate the terrorist.

The bizarre giveaway is detailed in a new biography, entitled The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden.

Featured Image Credit: realtor.com

Topics: LA, Weird, US

Anish Vij
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