Bin Laden family
The bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia is the owner of Saudi Binladin Group, a business worth approximately $5 billion in 2001. They also have close ties to the Saudi royal family, and have invested in fund established by the Carlyle Group.
- 2001-09-27 Bin Laden Family Could Profit From a Jump In Defense Spending Due to Ties to U.S. Bank (reprinted: newhumanist.com globalresearch.ca) by by Daniel Golden, James Bandler and Marcus Walker, Wall Street Journal (article apparently removed from WSJ online archives shortly after publication). The "U.S. Bank" is apparently actually the Carlyle Group.