Martin Shkreli, the douchey price-gouging biotech CEO who bought a drug company and jacked its product’s price from $13.50 to $750 for each pill, may have locked down his Twitter account to keep the convo between him and what are presumably friendly fellow douchebags, but his LinkedIn profile is open to the public…and it’s quite unsurprising.
I like to think that I’m reasonably well-connected, but I’m still a little surprised that I had a 3rd-degree connection with him on LinkedIn:
Here’s his resume, which shows a rise from grunt to C-suite in 6 years. Looking at it, I’m reminded of the Dorothy Parker quote: “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
The most telling part of his LinkedIn profile is the Skills section. Although Shkreli has described himself as a “self-trained biologist”, it appears to be an attempt to portray himself as a creator of wealth rather than a mere manipulator of it, if you consider the skills for which is endorse by himself and his peers: