- Bakr bin Laden
Bakr bin Laden is the chairman of the
Jeddah-based Saudi Binladin Group, and a half-brother of FBI Most Wanted man Osama Bin Laden. He is currently the largest majority shareholder in the Group, with 23.58% holding [ [http://www.zawya.com/cm/profile.cfm/cid1001029] , Zawya.com, Saudi Binladin Group profile.]
A major power broker in the Saudi business capital, Bakr tends to keep a low profile: "We have a mayor and all kinds of political heavyweights. But the true ruler of Jeddah is Bakr bin Laden," said an informer for a piece in German magazine "
Der Spiegel" who agreed to speak only under condition of anonymity. "But Bakr is never seen in public, and when he does occasionally go to the Intercontinental Hotel for dinner -- sometimes with Osama's son Abdullah [The name of son referred to, Abdallah Osama bin Laden, is variously spelled as Abdullah] -- he has the entire restaurant closed." [cite web
author = Georg Mascolo and Erich Follath
title = Osama's Road to Riches and Terror
date = 2005-06-06
url = http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,359690,00.html]
Bin Laden family
* [http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/entity.jsp?entity=bakr_bin_laden Bakr bin Laden profile at CooperativeResearch]
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