The world now knows who owns the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's The Wu- Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. According to Bloomberg, Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, purchased the album for $2 million back in May.
You may have heard of Shkreli. He made headlines earlier this year for raising the price of a drug for cancer and AIDS patients from $13.50 to $750. However, RZA told Bloomberg that Shkreli bought the 31-track double LP before his "business practices came to light.” A "significant portion of the proceeds" will be donated to an undisclosed charity of the group's choosing.
Though he has had it since May, Shkreli has not listened to the album yet. “I could be convinced to listen to it earlier if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that,” he told Bloomberg. “But for now, I think I’m going to kind of save it for a rainy day.”
The album, which was recorded over a span of several years and features collaborations from the likes of Cher, comes packaged in a custom-made nickel and sliver box with a gold leaf certificate. It also comes with a pair of PMC MB2-XBD speakers worth $55,000. So $2 million isn't that outrageous, right?