DAZN, owned by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, offered Wilder £100m for a three-fight deal.
The first bout would have been a warm-up clash ahead of a unification showdown with Joshua this summer.
A rematch early next year would have completed the deal.
However, Wilder turned down Hearn’s offer and instead opted to fight Dominic Brezeale on May 18.
The WBC heavyweight champion claims to have rejected Hearn’s approach because Joshua may have been stood to earn much more than he did.
“I am not in the business of just trying to take some money because you see a number,” Wilder told the Daily Mail.
“That’s not me. That’s never been me. I look at the bigger picture. You sell me a number and I know there’s going to be a bigger number than that.
“They saw a guy they thought they could throw some money at and that would be it but they found out the hard way.
“We came in serious and we were looking for serious answers and we didn’t get them and for that reason we had to leave until a further time.”
Wilder was also in talks over a rematch with Tyson Fury.
A bout against either of the Brits could still come to fruition in the future – if the money is right.
“It won’t be difficult for me to make those fights with Fury and Joshua,” added Wilder.
“I’m betting on myself. I move as I please. Those guys, they have to do as they are told. I make commands and demands. They take them. That’s the difference between me and them.
“I’m like the wild card in all this. I move where I want. I can move freely.
“Soon I will be the highest paid athlete in the world. If no one believes it, just watch. You’ll see.
“The DAZN deal wasn’t right. You can’t do a deal if you don’t know the other parts of the deal. If information is withheld from you, how can you proceed further?”