KEY POINTS

  • Ibrahim bin Laden, the older half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden, is selling his Bel Air mansion for $28 million
  • The Saudi Arabian acquired his initial $20 million to $30 million fortune from his late father, Mohammed
  • Ibrahim bought the two-acre Bel Air property in 1983 for $1,653,000

Osama bin Laden’s brother, Ibrahim bin Laden, has put his Bel Air mansion, which he has owned for nearly four decades, on the market for $28 million.

Ibrahim, the older half-brother of the late Al-Qaeda group leader, initially bought the massive property for $1,653,000 in 1983. The late terrorist’s half-sibling has reportedly not been living in the estate since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

“Ready for redoing, owner has not been here for over 20 years,” the mansion's listing wrote. It also noted that the property’s $28 million price tag is based on its land value only, the New York Post reported.

The expansive 7,100-square-foot mansion is found in the prestigious lower Bel-Air neighborhood and is situated on more than two acres of land. The house features seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. The exterior of the property is seen with deterioration while the outdoor swimming pool remains intact.

Ibrahim used to live in the estate with his ex-wife, socialite Christine Hartunian Sinay. However, he allegedly started to fear for his life after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that he decided to abandon his Bel Air home. The incident, which killed an estimated 2,977 people, was orchestrated by his half-brother, Osama.

The mansion’s garage used to be filled with luxurious vehicles, including several Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls-Royces. Ibrahim drove his cars to and from his home through a circular driveway, where some of his other automobiles were parked, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

At the time when the couple lived in the mansion, they employed full-time groundskeepers, household help, chauffeurs and private security, a book written by journalist Steve Coll, entitled “The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century,” revealed, according to the Independent.

Ibrahim received his fortune from his late father, Mohammed, the only Saudi Arabian billionaire who was not part of the royal family. At the time of his death, Mohammed distributed his wealth among his 52 children, who each got around $20 million to $30 million.

The Home of Ibrahim Bin Laden 394733 01: The home of Osama Bin Laden's relative Ibrahim Bin Laden is pictured September 20, 2001 in Bel Air, CA. Photo: Photo by Jason Kirk/Getty Images