Martin Shkreli’s $2M Wu-Tang Album Quietly Sells For $1M

Martin Shkreli
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The one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Martin Shkreli purchased in November 2015 for $2 million has been auctioned off on eBay.

The final price for the album, titled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: $1,025,100 million.

The incarcerated “Pharma Bro” — who was recently jailed for offering $5,000 for a lock of Hilary Clinton’s hair — placed the Wu-Tang album on eBay earlier this month. On Friday night (Sept. 15), the album quietly sold for just over $1 million, following 343 bids.

In the item’s description, stated that Shkreli wasn’t selling the album because he needed money, but instead, hopes “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 also said he plans to give half the winning bid to medical research. You can check out the final eBay sale here.

Its auction comes days after managers for both U-God and Method Man publicly disputed whether the 31-track double CD was actually an authentic Wu-Tang album.

“Itโ€™s not an authorized Wu-Tang Clan album,” said U-God’s manager, Domingo Neris. “It never was.”

Method Man’s manager, James Ellis, added: “When we did the verses, it was for a Cilvaringz album. How it became a Wu-Tang album from there? We have no knowledge of that.”

Its currently unclear who was the winning bidder.