After 10 years of searching in hopes of locating bin Laden in some desolate cave, bin Laden was finally found in a million dollar mansion. The compound, located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a medium size city located about an hour from Islamabad, was believed to have been built in 2005 with the full intent of hiding Osama bin Laden. The mansion was set on a hilltop and surrounded by 16-foot-high concrete walls fit with barbed wire.