Mythical album, Wu-Tang Clan gets $ 1 million at auction

The only instance of a mythical album by the American rappers of Wu-Tang Clan is ultimately for a million dollars under the hammer gone. The controversial businessman Martin Shkreli was the seller. Before he closed the not that he the album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”, it would destroy it.

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Sales via website, eBay, ended Friday at exactly 1.025.100 dollar. Farmaondernemer Martin Shkreli (34) purchased at the end of 2015 the jewel for $ 2 million. Just before, he was in the news lost, because he, a drug for hiv patients suddenly more than fifty times more expensive had made. The increase from 13.5 to 750 euro per pill earned him the nickname ‘most hated man in America’.

But today, the man is less for the wind. Last month he was convicted and sentenced for beursfraude, he risks up to 20 years in prison. Since then, he was free on a deposit, but that deposit was over the past days is withdrawn. Moreover, he has this week again because he via Facebook $ 5,000 uitloofde for those who gave him a lock of hair of Hillary Clinton can deliver.

“Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” was kept in a vault in Morocco to have the album out in 2015 by the Wu-Tang Clan was auctioned. According to the clauses of the sale the music may not be commercialised for 2103. However, the owner the songs free share. So did Shkreli few patches after the election victory of Donald Trump.

When he the sale announced, said the born provocateur coolly that he was the most expensive album of all time never integral has listened to. “I can put the auction at any time to cancel, and the album, out of frustration kapotslaan.” He sells the gem to his own words, ” not because of the money. Shkreli wants at least half of the proceeds to donate to medical research.

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