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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Bragged He Had 150 IQ. He Doesn't.
Recently convicted of securities fraud, Martin Shkreli may not be as smart as he claimed to be.
Things just have not been going well for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli.
In addition to having to fork over his one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album, tests reveal that he may not be as smart as he claims to be. He allegedly bragged that a psychological examination would reveal that "I have a 150 IQ and no overt psychological issues," according to CNBC.
According to that report, Shkreli claimed he was "going to enjoy the psych test results” and that the results would make “the press squirm."
Shkreli may not have liked the results as much as he expected. The psychologist, Dr. David Salsberg, decided that Shkreli suffered "generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder and unspecified personality disorder” and that his actions were "consistent with a narcissistic outlook," "faulty judgment," "a sense of entitlement," and "denial, and rationalization in order to preserve his self-image,” according to CNBC.
"Also salient is a seeming preoccupation with thoughts of success and a rather undisciplined imagination that takes liberties with reality at times," the psychologist stated. Salsberg further found that “ [Shkreli] endorsed some exaggerating and dishonesty to further his image as successful and smart, but also genuinely believed that he was helping people."
As for the 150 IQ, it just wasn’t the case.
Prosecutors added that "Dr. Salsberg's report does not state that Shkreli has an IQ of 150."
The pharmaceuticals CEO was convicted of securities fraud in 2017, The Verge reported. Shkreli first garnered attention for price gouging for an HIV medication in 2015. He was recently sentenced to seven years in prison.
Before his trial began, Shkreli’s lawyer stated that his client "is really a special kid who could cure cancer if left alone."
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