Osama bin Laden claimed to have amassed a fortune of $29 million and wanted the money to be used to carry out jihad in the event of his death, according to his hand-written will.
The will was among dozens of newly-declassified documents released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday. The materials were recovered during the May 2011 Navy SEAL raid of bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which killed the al Qaeda leader.
“In regard to the money that is in Sudan, it is about 29 million dollars,” bin Laden wrote in his will, which divided up his fortune between his various relatives. “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.”
Since Al Qaeda has been supplanted by ISIS apparently his will holds little value as to that aspect.