Newswire: Asshole of the year buys ridiculously expensive Wu-Tang album

When the news broke that someone had finally purchased the Wu-Tang Clan’s fabled Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album for a few million dollars, thereby making it the most expensive album ever sold, that individual’s identity remained shrouded in mystery. Paddle8, the auction house that oversaw the sale, did not release the person’s name or winning bid, so speculation abounded as to who was now in possession of the vinyl equivalent of “the scepter of an Egyptian king.” Well, that mystery has just been solved by Bloomberg Business, which reports that the (unofficial) Asshole Of The Year, Martin Shkreli, has bought the unique album.

Shkreli, as you’ll undoubtedly recall, made headlines in September when his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, purchased a drug used to treat parasites and other life-threatening infections only to hike the price virtually overnight. As CEO of Turing, Shkreli, raised the price for …

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