Martin Shkreli, the so-called “Pharma Bro,” has decided to unleash the top-secret Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Shkreli put the CD up for auction on eBay, claiming that half the proceeds of the sales will go to medical research.
The embattled former drug company exec listed the sole copy of the CD “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” on eBay Tuesday night for a starting price of $1. Within an hour, the bidding hit $55,000 and 100 offers.
Shkreli — notorious for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug for AIDS patients by 5,000 percent — claimed he would give half the proceeds from the auction to “medical research.”
“I am not selling to raise cash–my companies and I have record amounts of cash on hand. I hope someone with a bigger heart for music can be found for this one-of-a-kind piece and makes it available for the world to hear,” Shkreli posted along with the auction listing.
Reached by phone Tuesday night, Shkreli refused to say where he would donate the money or what he would do with the remaining cash. Instead he unleashed a string of expletives and then requested to engage in a lewd act with a reporter.
Pretty safe to say that this dweeb isn’t going to use the money for any grand purpose, despite his usual boneheaded stunting.
At our last look, the CD is now up to over $100,000 in bidding.