Martin Shkreli On Bribing Jurors, Enjoying Prison, Hiking Drugs And More [VIDEO]

Published on Jan 29, 2016

Martin Shkreli is a 32-year-old entrepreneur and company builder. A modern day Horatio Alger story, Martin Shkreli grew up the son of two janitors in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, hustled his way into the hedge fund game, and is now worth at least $45 million. Although he made his money betting against the pharmaceutical industry, Martin Shkreli switched to running a drug companies in 2012.

In August of last year, one of his companies acquired the rights to a drug that treats an infection that effects in people with AIDS and other immunodeficiencies.

Over night, the price per pill raised by more than 5000 percent and Martin Shkreli became the poster child for capitalistic greed.

Martin Shkreli ran with the bad-boy image, flaunting his trollish behaviour in the media, He’s not your typical pharma tycoon anyways. Over the past year he’s also funded an indie record label, claimed he would bail Bobby Shmurda out of jail, and purchased the singular copy of a legendary Wu-Tang Clan album … with no immediate plans to even play it.

In December, Martin Shkreli was indicted on securities fraud charges and is now under investigation by Congress and the Federal Trade Commission for price gouging… so his time in the spotlight is not over yet.

VICE caught up with him at his midtown apartment to meet the man behind the headlines.

READ MORE: Everything I Know About the Wu-Tang Album from Hanging Out with Martin Shkreli – http://bit.ly/1NFBt8p

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Martin Shkreli transcript below

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to hang out with Martin Shkreli  became famous in October for raising the price of a drug
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that he’s a treat HIV positive patients by more than 5,000 per cent the drug in
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question is called Derek Prince used to cost thirteen fifty per pill during
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change the cost to a whopping $750 thats price-gouging pure and simple
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orange girlies a Martin Shkreli  32 year old entrepreneur and company builder from
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Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn after increasing the price of Deir prime overnight he
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became the poster child for capitalist agreed
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really ran with the bad boy image wanting Astros behavior in the media is
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not your typical Pharma take you in any way over the past year he’s funded India
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record label claimed to have bill bobich born out of jail and purchased the only
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copy of a legendary will take place with no immediate plans to play in the summer
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Martin Shkreli  was indicted on securities fraud charges and is now under investigation
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by both Congress and the Federal Trade Commission for price gouging his time in
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the spotlight
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I caught up with him at his Midtown apartment to meet the man behind the
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headlines
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the fighter it’s a little unfair I walk by here every morning and i were quite
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Pfizer’s world political world headquarters and then I have one lap and
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there they don’t have you know any research going on
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companies cut billions of dollars research and they raised price all the
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time and place on a hundred drugs just last week and nobody read anything about
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it but it’s fun to kind of walk by here and simultaneously see like what I love
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and what I hate of drugs and how they can help people but also hate companies
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that are critical and bloodshed and Pfizer’s good example of something like
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that so not impervious
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no I said please like I’m gonna hate you
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no yeah yeah I know I can see why don’t you might be up here
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right let’s open a really nice well this is a 2005 Magnum ok so we’re going to
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have this maybe play some chess or do whatever you want a single first-rate
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do much but beyond that maybe a little but every time so you play the Sicilian
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defense frequently hear no I don’t even realize okay I don’t understand why
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we’re drinking and I don’t understand the game you’re playing so this is one
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of the more popular doesn’t appear you know how to play chess very well now
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anyway what we want like well I don’t know how you got started in business I
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got interested in stocks as a kid and my grandfather be aware that you know in
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fact I remember the kids making fun of me for caring about stock the stock
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market and I I told them that I did you know that it would someday would matter
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and you know I got more and more inches investments and the time came for media
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to get like a part-time job / internship but I found my way into a hedge fund but
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over time I kind of realized that the show you know the end of the day like is
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that really a career you know predicting the stock price you might as well
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gambling racehorse blackjack or poker i mean it’s it’s such a silly threatening
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your queen so it sort of is sort of silly wins the most important please yes
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so well in any event I kind of went from you know this is kind of ridiculous idea
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that people should sit around and speculate on a stock price like it’s
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something to do
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is absurd and start a drug company while I could do it
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most importantly that I understand medicine and science enough to the point
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where I get started or Company two is very profitable
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people think that you are evil I know you know that are useful in my evil no I
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i think is the opposite of evil right i mean i i think that almost the same
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thing where I wanted to agree to do it like participate in it and say you know
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let me be the bad guy and I started doing funny

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