Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Thubten Jigme Norbu

Another brother of a famous figure, but without the unsavory associations, Norbu was the oldest sibling of the Dalai Lama. He first worked for the CIA as a translator, and in the 1960s, he helped the agency's efforts to arm Tibetan guerrillas fighting against Chinese rule. Last year, the Dalai Lama acknowledged that his organization funneled millions of dollars in CIA funding to a Tibetan paramilitary group.