Osama bin Laden Height

Saudi Arabian-born militant, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and founder of the Pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda.

About Osama Bin Laden's Real Height

Osama bin Laden was tall. His height was guessed by the FBI to be between 6 feet 4 inches and 6 feet 6 inches and his weight just 160 lb (73 kg).

In retrospect, they were fairly accurate – if the following incident really happened during the SEALS' encounter with Osama Bin Laden:

From ABC news [link to the original article].

Of all the equipment that the SEALS took into and out of Bin Laden's sprawling compound in Abbottabad, the one thing they didn't have was a tape measure to help in identifying the terrorist. One SEAL was forced to lie down next to the corpse of Bin Laden to approximate his height, sources told ABC News.

Also, the Seal who claimed to have Killed Bin Laden, said Bin Laden was clearly taller than any of the seals since he was amazed at how tall and Skinny Bin Laden was.

From Harvard Kennedy School [link to the original article].

Once the military retrieved Bin Laden’s body, Admiral Bill McRaven needed to confirm his identity. In addition to facial recognition, McRaven knew Bin Laden was a tall man, 6-foot-4 inches. McRaven found a six-foot-two-inch tall soldier and had him lay next to Bin Laden’s remains. And in fact, the body was two inches taller.

All in all, Bin Laden was very similar in build to someone like Abraham Lincoln who was also 6 feet 4 inches tall. Perhaps Bin Laden like Lincoln also suffered from  Marfan Syndrome – he certainly looked like it.

The real height of Osama bin Laden was

6 ft 4 in (193 cm)

Osama bin Laden standing with Snoop Dogg and Abraham Lincoln
The 6'4" club: Osama bin Laden standing with Snoop Dogg and Abraham Lincoln