NASA was interviewing professionals to be sent to Mars. Only one could go and he / she couldn't return to Earth (ever).
The first applicant, an engineer, was asked how much he wanted to be paid. "One million dollars," he answered, "because I want to donate it to M.I.T."
The next applicant, a doctor, was asked the same question. He asked for two million dollars. "I want to give a million to my family," he explained,"and leave the other million for the advancement of medical research."
The last applicant was a lawyer. When asked how much money she wanted, she whispered in the interviewer's ear, "Three million dollars."
The interviewer asked, "Why so much more than the others?"
The lawyer replied, "If you give me $3 million, I'll give you $1 million, I'll keep $1 million and we'll send the engineer."