Every pirate inside One Piece’s world has one thing in common with the rest: They all love getting a new and bigger bounty. A big bounty is synonymous with great achievements in a pirate’s quest to become the best.
Since the Emperors are known to be the strongest and more influential pirates around the world, it goes without saying that they also pose the highest threat. As the World Government determines someone’s bounty by their threat levels, the Emperors would obviously get the high ones. However, as some Emperors have been around longer than others and are thus more experienced. They have bounties that are significantly higher than the others.
Bounty is constantly changing accordingly to the feats accomplished by the pirate it is for. After a long and grueling battle between the Worst Generation and the Yonkos, the bounties were changed once again. So, it’s time to present the 10 pirates with the biggest amount of money over their heads after the events of One Piece’s Wano arc.
10/9/8) Trafalgar Law: 3,000,000,000 Berries
Trafalgar D. Water Law, more commonly known as just Trafalgar Law and by his epithet as the “Surgeon of Death”, is a pirate from North Blue and the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates. He is one of twelve pirates who are referred to as the “Worst Generation”. He became one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea during the timeskip, but his position was revoked for allying with the Straw Hat Pirates.
Law, like many other pirates, dreams of finding the One Piece, while also desiring to know the purpose of the Will of D. During the timeskip, his bounty increased from 200,000,000 Berries to 440,000,000 Berries, before it was frozen due to his induction into the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
However, after having his title revoked during the events of the Dressrosa Arc, Law’s bounty was reinstated and raised to 500,000,000 Berries. Eventually, his bounty would be raised to 3,000,000,000 Berries for his role in taking down Big Mom of the Four Emperors alongside Eustass Kid during the Wano Country Arc.
10/9/8) Eustass Kid: 3,000,000,000 Berries
Eustass “Captain” Kid is a notorious pirate from South Blue and the captain of the Kid Pirates. He is one of twelve pirates who are referred to as the “Worst Generation”.
Kid was originally introduced with a bounty of 315,000,000 Berries, largely due to a high number of civilian casualties caused by him and his crew, thus exceeding Luffy’s when they first arrived at the Sabaody Archipelago.
Sometime during the timeskip, his bounty was raised from 315,000,000 to 470,000,000 Berries. Kid’s bounty was eventually raised to 3,000,000,000 Berries for his role in defeating Big Mom of the Four Emperors alongside Trafalgar Law during the Wano Country Arc.
10/9/8) Monkey D. Luffy: 3,000,000,000 Berries
The main character, Monkey D. Luffy, a member of the Worst Generation, has defeated Kaido and is now one of the Four Emperors, becoming the youngest to do so. His Devil Fruit is the Mythical Zoan Human-Human Fruit, Model: Nika, which the Five Elders have dubbed the most absurd Devil Fruit and which is highly desired by the World Government. Like Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid, Luffy also has one of the fastest bounty growth rates in the series.
Luffy has engaged in a number of actions that have angered the World Government, including burning the flag of the Ennies Lobby, freeing countless dangerous captives from Impel Down, and participating in the Paramount War.
It makes sense that he now has one of the greatest bounties out there considering that he is the son of Monkey D. Dragon, the world’s worst criminal and that he fought and defeated the now-ex-Emperor Kaido, the person known as the strongest creature on the planet.
7) Buggy: 3,189,000,000 Berries
Captain of the Buggy Pirates and a former Roger Pirates apprentice, Buggy the Clown was chosen to join the Seven Warlords as a new member following the Paramount War. He joined the Four Emperors after the events of Wano Arc. Buggy uses the Chop-Chop Fruit, a Paramecia-type fruit that gives him the ability to split into pieces and make him immune to slicing and cutting attacks.
As Buggy’s activities and past were mainly hidden from the rest of the world, the Marines underestimated him, thus resulting in his low bounty. Buggy is viewed as a weak character who is only there for comedic purposes. Still, thanks to his incredible luck, which has helped him get out of numerous dangerous situations, he is now regarded as one of the top pirates. His bounty increased significantly after he joined the Four Emperors.
6) Dracule Mihawk: 3,590,000,000 Berries
Dracule “Hawk Eyes” Mihawk is a world-famous pirate who holds the title of “Strongest Swordsman in the World”. He was one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, the first revealed and formally introduced, until the group’s dissolution.
He currently serves as a member of the Cross Guild along with fellow ex-Warlord Buggy of the Four Emperors. Currently, Dracule Mihawk’s Bounty value is 3,590,000,000 Berries.
5) Shanks: 4,048,900,000 Berries
Shanks is the leader of the Red-Hair Pirates and the only Emperor who held the same position from the start of the series. Shanks, like Buggy, was a former Roger Pirates apprentice. Shanks is also the most mysterious Emperor because, as of right now, little is known about his goals or true character, and hardly any of his abilities and fighting styles have been demonstrated in the series.
It is, however, revealed that he can use all three types of Haki, including infusing Conqueror’s Haki to his attacks, although that’s about it.
Shanks became the second-youngest Emperor in history at the age of 33. His enormous bounty on his head is justified by his immense influence, which was demonstrated when the Government complied with his demands during the Paramount War and when he was able to meet the five Elders, who have the second-highest authority in the World Government.
4) Charlotte Linlin: 4,388,000,000 Berries
Charlotte Linlin, also known as Big Mom, is the leader of the Big Mom Pirates and one of One Piece’s most powerful villains. Big Mom rules over Totto Land, an empire made up of 35 islands. She was a former member of the legendary Rocks Pirates, which included Whitebeard, Kaido, and Shiki, and was formerly the deadliest pirate group.
She accumulated a bounty of 500 million berries at a very young age, proving to the government that she was an immediate and severe threat. She can take the life or lifespan of a weak person as she pleases by using her Paramecia-type Soul-Soul Fruit.
She was able to locate Sanji’s former workplace thanks to her extensive information network, demonstrating just how deadly Big Mom can be. The high bounty on her head is justified by the feats she and her crew are capable of. After her defeat by Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid, her fate is currently unknown.
3) Kaido: 4,611,100,000 Berries
The current largest bounty in the pirate world is held by Kaido, one of the ex-Four Emperors and Governor-General of the Beast Pirates. Kaido wields the most powerful Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit currently depicted in the series, the Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit Fish-Fish Fruit, Model Azure Dragon, which can instantly destroy towns and grow to the size of a town in its full animal transformation.
All three varieties of Haki are also accessible to Kaido, and he can also use the Conqueror’s Haki in his attacks. His enormous fortitude is evident from the multiple arrests, acts of torture, and attempts at execution he has faced throughout his life.
As one of the former Four Emperors and multiple escapees, the man earned the moniker “Strongest Creature,” and his life’s work warrants the price on his head. After his defeat by Luffy, his fate is currently unknown
2) Edward Newgate: 5,046,000,000 Berries
The strongest man in the world of One Piece, Edward Newgate is a staple presence in the series and the only one to match the previous King of the Pirates in battle. At the time of his death, Whitebeard had been called the King of Seas and has one of the most illustrious records for pirates in history.
He was also a member of the Rocks Pirates before starting his own crew, the Whitebeard Pirates. As the only person to match Gol D. Rodger in battle, Whitebeard gained a reputation of immense strength and the respect of pirate crews across the world, maintaining a sort of hierarchy among the Yonko.
1) Gol D. Roger: 5,564,800,00 Berries
It isn’t surprising that the highest bounty belongs to the King of Pirates himself, Gol D. Roger. After taking his crew to sail to Raftel and discover the secrets of the One Piece treasure as well as the Void Century, Roger cemented himself as the largest threat and most successful pirate that the World Government ever faced.
While his power is considered equal to that of Whitebeard, Roger accumulated a higher bounty because he found the One Piece. Not to mention, his daring acts of exploration only pushed the number higher.