Tuesday 12 November 2019

Martin Shkreli is selling his Wu-Tang album on eBay

The current bid is just over a million dollars.

Martin Shkreli was the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm (Richard Drew/AP)
Martin Shkreli was the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm (Richard Drew/AP)

By PA Reporters

The most hated man on the internet, Martin Shkreli, is selling the single copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for two million US dollars (£1.5m), on eBay.

The ex-pharmaceutical CEO first gained notoriety for raising the cost of the only approved drug for a parasitic infection by 5,000% when his company acquired it.

He later purchased the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin in 2015.

A screenshot of the eBay page

In the eBay listing, Shkreli says: “I decided to purchase this album as a gift to the Wu-Tang Clan for their tremendous musical output.

“Instead I received scorn from at least one of their (least-intelligent) members,” he complains, perhaps referring to the fact that Ghostface Killah called him “the man with the 12-year-old body”.

More recently, the transcript from the jury selection of his fraud trial was released, with many potential jury members dismissed after openly admitting that they hated the entrepreneur.

One nameless juror, number 59, told the court Shkreli was “totally” guilty.

After being dismissed, he added that Shkreli had “disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan”.

If you fancy splashing out, you can bid on the album here, if you’ve got $1 million handy.

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