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Martin Shkreli may not be known as the most hated man on the internet (that ‘honour’ belongs to Hunter Moore), but he’s certainly not well-loved.
In 2015, he was arrested for securities and wire fraud which involved hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 4 000%.
He was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail, earning himself the nickname ‘Pharma Bro’ for his behaviour in the lead-up to his trial.
Shkreli was released from prison in May and has been vocal about his planned business ventures ever since. He won’t be involved in the pharmaceutical industry due to a lifetime ban.
He will, however, talk utter garbage about his IQ, reports The Daily Beast:
Shkreli took an IQ test live on Monday night and claims to have scored a 129—a respectable showing, but less than his previous boast of 150.
But according to a person claiming to be Shkreli’s spokesperson, that’s only half the story… a person identifying themselves as Taylor Warfield and purporting to be Shkreli’s director of communications claimed that he had scored 129 on the “first half” of the test, and that his final score was 258.
According to Healthline, most people (about 68 percent) have an IQ between 85 and 115 and the average US IQ is 98.
Albert Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking are rumoured to have had IQs of around 160.
You can see where we’re going with this:
Not only did Shkreli himself acknowledge that his score was 129 on the livestream, calling it a “perfectly good score,” but a score of 258 would be one of the highest ever recorded—higher even than the Guinness Book of World Records record-holder before the anthology stopped including IQ in 1990.
Shkreli later said via Twitter direct message that he had scored 258 – or rather, he said “129*2 = a lot, like 300ish” in a clear effort to troll.
Prison must have really wisened him up. During his time in jail, he sent a letter stating he had an IQ of 150 and “no overt psychological issues”.
He’s apparently also using a public Google Sheets titled ‘Date Martin Shkreli’ to set up dates with prospective female partners, reports The Daily Dot.
There’s clearly a high degree of trolling here from a person who has thoroughly enjoyed doing so in past years. Still, to normal, well-adjusted humans, his behaviour is pretty damn embarrassing.
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