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23-Year-Old Makes $100K Off Osama's Death

5/6/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Osama bin Laden's body was barely in American custody -- and one savvy New York kid was already making t-shirts to commemorate the bastard's death ... pulling in over $100,000 in less than 2 days.

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23-year old Maurice Harary tells TMZ, he made a beeline to his NY apartment as soon as he heard the news of Osama's death -- and started building a website to sell his "OBL is dead" t-shirts.

Maurice claims the site went live at 3:30 am on Monday -- and by Tuesday evening, he had already sold around 10,000 units at 12 bucks a pop ... meaning dude raked in approximately 120k in less than two days.

Yes, we know ... you had the idea first. Stop whining.


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sonny    

FIRST

1177 days ago
2.

Superman    

Ridiculous! Why would you want to wear it? People are stupid.

1177 days ago
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Gene Foreman    

I didn't have the idea. That's what bothers me. Damn! Good job though man.

1177 days ago
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ciimonstr    

it's great that there are people out there that will still buy **** and pass the buck.. USA! USA! USA!!

1177 days ago
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Cartman    

T-shirt cost $8 each, delivery $5 a shirt.

Yeah, he just lost $10,000.

1177 days ago
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zzkinnardzz    

Wow, the government should take all that money... shouldn't be able to profit off him..

1177 days ago
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GRYFFINDOR!    

I'm surprised the first thing people did was start looking for tshirts online. But good for him, I would never have thought of it.

1177 days ago
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theduddddeeee    

he still has to pay to make the shirts and ship them to everybody....

1177 days ago
9.

PhotoBiz    

Hope he paid the photographer usage.
Otherwise he is gonna have to fight a
copyright lawsuit.

"I'M NOT A LAWYER" : )

1177 days ago
10.

Mark    

It's so funny that you dumb Americans believe he's dead. No photo, no body = no death. Bush took down your precious towers, that's that. War powers the economy. America is the worlds #1 terrorist organization in the world! You wonder why when you guys travel you say your Canadian, you are hated worldwide!

1177 days ago
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Roast_Beef    

Usama + 3,000 deaths = 100K in some New Yorker's pocket.

Nice. That's the American Dream.


@Mark - unfortunately, I will agree with you.
BinBin's been gone for years. The greatest hoax, ever.
Great for business, however.

1177 days ago
12.

bunny    

It's a pathetic site and a pathetic person. People who capitalize on others deaths have issues. Oh yeah, t-shirt hell beat him.

1177 days ago
13.

jenna    

Way to go!! Good for him. The capitalistic system WIN!!

1177 days ago
14.

bunny    

Oh and Mark, I couldn't say it any better myself. Thank God you're clearly one of the wise TMZ readers and I'm American, but I know what really happened on 9/11 as well. Too bad too many people are afraid of the truth.

1177 days ago
15.

Kàt    

winning!

1177 days ago
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