Osama bin Laden is a member of the Saudi bin Laden family, and who is probably best known for being the founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, the man who was responsible for the September 11 terrorism attacks, and being Public Enemy Number One for the past ten years. EDUinReview will now take a look at this his education background.
Bin Laden was born March 10, 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His family was a very wealthy Arabic family. His parents divorced shortly after his birth and bin Laden was raised by his mother and step-father. He grew up with his four half-siblings: three brothers and one sister. He was raised as a devout Muslim and was very interested in religion throughout his life.
Bin Laden attended a secular school, Al-Thager Model School, from 1968-1976. He then attended King Abdulaziz University where he studied economics and business administration. There are several reports concerning what he earned his degree in; some say he earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979 while other claim he earned his degree in public administration in 1981. Read the rest of this entry »