According to court documents filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday, Martin Shkreli, the price-gounging capitalist super-villain (who may not actually have been a very good business man or criminal), is worth at least $45 million—which explains how he could afford not only to secure $5 million bond but also to buy the $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
The money is held in a brokerage account at E-Trade, an online securities firm. According to the New York Times, this is the first public disclosure of how much Shkreli has actually made in his short but tumultuous career. From the filing (a proposed restraining order—to which Shkreli has consented—placing a lien on the assets):
You get the idea. Anyway, it’s still possible that he’s got other money elsewhere. Stay tuned!
Judge Kiyo Matsumoto granted the order on Thursday, barring Shkreli (“as well as his agents, nominees, servants, employees, attorneys, family members, and those persons with actual knowledge of this Order”) from touching it.