Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you, you wouldn't believe it.

from Breaking Bad (Ft. Gennifer Hutchison & Michael Slovis) – Cornered on Rap Genius

Meaning

Walter spent the better part of the first 2 seasons trying to convince Skyler that the money being used to pay off his medical bills was coming from different sources. He said insurance was covering it, his friends Gretchen and Elliot were helping out, and he borrowed money from his pension when he had to. But Walt is sick of giving other people credit for the money he believes that he earned.

Specifically, Walt earned $480,000 with his first deal with Gus, then was promised $3 million for 3 months of work. If he were to work a year, he would be paid $15 million. A far cry from his $40,000 a year teaching gig.

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