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Pharma’s Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album

Pharma's Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album

In March last year, Robert Diggs, better known as RZA, the producer and de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, the iconic rap group, announced that the Clan would create only one copy of its next album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and sell it to the highest bidder. And, that was Martin Shkreli – the most hated man in America for hiking the price of a critical drug by 5,000%. He splashed out $2 million on the unique album through online art marketplace Paddle8. He purchased the album after attending a private listening session, where he was told by Paddle8 co-founder Alexander Gilkes that he would have the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities and rappers who would want to hear the record if he bought it.

Pharma's Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album
Pharma’s Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album

“Then I really became convinced that I should be the buyer,” Shkreli told Bloomberg, adding that he also got to have lunch with RZA. “We didn’t have a ton in common,” he says. “I can’t say I got to know him that well, but I obviously like him.”
The 31-track album is came in a hand-carved box, accompanied by a leather-bound book with 174 pages of parchment paper filled with lyrics and background on the songs.

Pharma's Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album
Pharma’s Boss Martin Shkreli Splashed Out $2 Million On Wu-Tang Clan Album

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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