Pharma Villain Martin Shkreli Outed As $2m Wu Tang Album Owner
Pharmaceutical exec and famous bastard Martin Shkreli – who you may remember as the slimy fella with the incredibly punchable face who upped the price of critical anti-malarial and anti-HIV drug Daraprim by 5455% – has been confirmed as the sole owner of the special edition Wu Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
Previously rumours had circled that Quentin Tarantino was the man who had forked out millions for the only copy of the secretive double-album, and while he may not be universally loved there was something quite appealing about the album going to a life-long Wu Tang fan and undeniably talented artist. We knew he'd appreciate it and respect its importance and secrecy – after all this is the only man who knows the contents of Marcellus Wallace's briefcase.
But no. As is so often the case the bad guy comes out on top. And to make things worse he hasn't even listened to it yet and doesn't plan to until he needs 'something to lift his spirits' (in case the millions of dollars earned from taking advantage of the needy, insider trading, and fraud just don't quite cut it).
Who knows whether we'll ever get to hear the album itself, but you can be sure Shkreli will be loving the even more heightened sense of self-importance that comes with being the only man to own it. What a monumental bellend.
Head to Bloomberg Business for the full story on the purchase