|Gray Matter Technologies|
|Owner(s)||Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz|
Gray Matter Technologies was a company co-founded by Walter White with his friend Elliott Schwartz. The name came from a combination of the two's last names. Schwartz meaning black in German, combined with White made gray.
At this time, he was dating his female lab assistant, Gretchen ("...and the Bag's in the River"). For reasons not yet explained, Walter suddenly left Gretchen during a vacation with her family, leaving her and his research behind ("Peekaboo"). Gretchen eventually went on to marry Elliot instead and Gray Matter became a highly successful company using Walter's research. Walter secretly feels that his work was stolen from him and bitterly blames Elliott and Gretchen for his lot in life.
In 2008 the company was nominated for a Nobel Prize ("...and the Bag's in the River").
After leaving Gretchen, Walt sold his share of the company to Elliott for $5,000. As of 2009, Gray Matter has a net worth of 2.16 billion dollars. ("Buyout")