Television writer, director, and producer Vince Gilligan has a net worth of $15 million. His net worth has been accumulated mostly in the world of TV, although he has also found work doing feature films in addition to his television projects. His first big break came as a writer on the popular supernatural thriller series The X-Files. He got a credit as a co-producer on 24 episodes, a co-executive producer on 44 episodes, the sole executive producer on 40 episodes, and as a supervising producer on 20 episodes. From there, he was the executive producer of all 13 episodes of the X-Files spin off show entitled The Lone Gunmen. Gilligan's profile as a creator reached critical mass with the development of the AMC original series Breaking Bad. Gilligan's creation, about a high school chemistry teacher who uses his expertise to cook crystal meth after getting diagnosed with terminal cancer, has been a popular and critical success, with many viewers hailing it as one of the finest television dramas ever made. Gilligan's unique sensibility which combines sharp humor, well-drawn and realistic characters, and a knack for pulpy and grisly violent set pieces with nerve-jangling suspense has made Breaking Bad one of the most acclaimed series of recent years.