- 9 months ago
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life, lies, and legacy of terrorist number one, Osama bin Laden. He was born on March 10, 1957, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His father was a billionaire who earned his fortune through doing construction for the royal family, and his mother was wife number ten! Osama was the seventh of the fifty children born to his father; however, he was the only child of his mother.
Osama bin Laden was raised in a strict, religious household where children were treated like grown men and forced to mature quickly or suffer. At the age of 14, Osama started attending the Al Thagher school, and it was here that he was introduced to the hardcore, jihadist type of Islam that he preached through the rest of his life. By the time he was 18, he had married a cousin and started university, but in 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, he left school to join the freedom fighters there.
He used his fortune and his contacts to start recruiting peopl