Updated on January 16, 5:23 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.

One of the longest-running anime series in the world, One Piece continues to inspire millions of viewers with characters like Monkey D. Luffy, who never loses sight of his dream to become the Pirate King.

One Piece watch order: How to watch the anime, movies, and OVAs in chronological order

And now that Eiichiro Oda’s manga has successfully transitioned to the Wano Country Arc, the mangaka (manga artist) revealed the One Piece bounties of different characters in the franchise.

What is bounty in One Piece?

In One Piece, a character’s bounty is an indication of how dangerous they are to the Marines and World Government. In some cases, for various reasons, the bounty does not necessarily reflect the strength of a character like Sabo or Chopper.

Funko Eustass Kid Exclusive Vinyl Figure
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Funko Eustass Kid Exclusive Vinyl Figure

Bounties are displayed in Belly (beri in Japanese) currency, which has a symbol similar to the Thai Baht (฿).

Throughout the series, the value of One Piece character bounties is constantly changing. However, two characters continue to top the list in terms of notoriety, and no one has surpassed the bounty of Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, and Whitebeard, Edward Newgate.

The complete list of the highest One Piece bounties

9. Eustass Kid – ฿3,000,000,000
9. Trafalgar D. Water Law – ฿3,000,000,000
9. Monkey D. Luffy – ฿3,000,000,000
8. Buggy the Clown – ฿3,189,000,000
7. Dracule Mihawk (Hawk Eyes) – ฿3,590,000,000
6. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard) – ฿3,996,000,000
5. Red-Haired Shanks – ฿4,048,900,000
4. Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom) – ฿4,388,000,000
3. Kaido – ฿4,611,100,000
2. Edward Newgate (Whitebeard) – ฿5,046,000,000
1. Gol D. Roger – ฿5,564,800,000

9. Trafalgar D. Water Law and Eustass Kid

Monkey D. Luffy, Kid, and Law share the same amount of bounties in One Piece
Credit: Shueisha

One Piece bounty: ฿3,000,000,000

Trafalgar Law is the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates, and avid One Piece viewers admire him for his intelligence and cool demeanor. His bounty increased from ฿200,000,000 to ฿440,000,000 after the two-year time jump in the series. After his Seven Warlords of the Sea membership was revoked, his bounty was raised to ฿500,000,000.

Funko One Piece Trafalgar D. Law (Room) Pop Figure (AAA Anime Exclusive)
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: One Piece Trafalgar D. Law (Room) Pop Figure

Fast-forward to the Wano Country Arc, and Law’s bounty swelled to ฿3,000,000,000 after defeating the Four Emperors’ Big Mom, together with the help of Eustass Kid.

9. Monkey D. Luffy

One Piece fighting game, Project Fighter, Monkey D. Luffy
Credit: Funimation

One Piece bounty: ฿3,000,000,000

Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of One Piece. He gained his first bounty of ฿30,000,000 after defeating the strongest pirates of East Blue in episode 45, which aired in October 2000. About 1,000 episodes and 22 years later, his bounty has increased by 100 times over his initial amount, totaling ฿3,000,000,000.

Can he surpass the Pirate King’s bounty soon?

Funko Pop Luffy Figure
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Funko POP Anime: One Piece Luffy Action Figure

Monkey D. Luffy, Eustass Kid, and Trafalgar D. Water Law all share the same bounty after the Wano Country Arc. The trio is now on equal footing when it comes to their threat level according to the World Government.

8. Buggy the Clown

The highest One Piece bounties featuring Buggy the Clown
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿3,189,000,000

The most surprising name in this list is Buggy the Clown, one of the four emperors. Buggy has taken fans from one surprise to another with his affiliations throughout the series, going from a man who only knew how to brag in East Blue to becoming the “best friend” of Red-Haired Shanks.

Buggy the Clown Funko Pop
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: One Piece – Buggy The Clown (Exclusive), Multicolor

And who would have thought he was also a member of the Shichibukai, the seven warlords of the sea?

More recently, Buggy was appointed as one of the Four Emperors, leading the group against the Marines. From a bounty of ฿2,000,000 two years ago, his bounty has now been increased to ฿3,189,000,000.

7. Dracule Mihawk (Hawk Eyes)

Hawk Eyes from One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿3,590,000,000

Dracule Mihawk, also known as Hawk Eyes, is One Piece’s strongest swordsman, as well as the teacher of Roronoa Zoro.

One Piece: East Blue 1-2-3 Paperback – December 1, 2009 As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…
Credit: VIZ Media LLC
VIEW PRICE: One Piece: East Blue 1-2-3 Paperback

Mihawk can be very dangerous, especially since he possesses Yoru, one of the 12 Supreme Grade swords. The cruciform-like weapon is one of the strongest and most well-crafted swords in the One Piece world — in Mihawk’s hands, it is capable of cleaving massive structures, including a towering mountain of ice.

These are the 3 must-play One Piece games for every mugiwara

Additionally, Mihawk is also a user of Advanced Conqueror’s Haki, a technique that grants users a sixth sense.

6. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)

Blackbeard in One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿3,996,000,000

Marshall D. Teach, also known as Blackbeard, is the captain of Blackbeard Pirates. He is one of the few characters with a D. in his family name. But unlike Monkey D. Luffy, Monkey D. Garp, or Gol D. Roger, Blackbeard is a cruel and scheming person.

Full list of One Piece live action episodes: Titles, names, synopses, and more

He possesses the powers of the Shadow-Shadow Fruit (Kage Kage no Mi), which gives the user the ability to control the shadows of living creatures, and the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura Gura no Mi), which allows the user to create vibrations. He is the only one who can possess the power of two devil fruits, out of all the One Piece characters.

Strong, arrogant, and devoid of morality, Blackbeard is one of the most hated characters in One Piece.

5. Red-Haired Shanks – ฿4,048,900,000

Red-Haired Shanks in One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿4,048,900,000

Red-Haired Shanks is probably the most mysterious character in One Piece, especially since he can just sit down and talk to the Five Elders, the heads of the World Government that hold the highest authority in the series. Even after 1,000 manga chapters, the Emperor of the sea’s identity comes with big question marks. One thing that fans can’t deny is his insane power, which makes the pirates of all four seas afraid and wary.

One Piece Shanks Funko Pop 939 limited edition
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Anime: One Piece Shanks Funko Pop! Figure

Shanks’ bounty is now ฿4,048,900,000. The three numbers in Shanks’ bounty, 4-8-9, are pronounced as shi-ya-ku in Japanese, which could refer to his given name (Shankusu).

4. Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)

Big Mom in One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿4,388,000,000

As a member of the Yonko, Big Mom is one of the strongest pirates in the world. The Five Elders once singled out Big Mom as one of the few people who could stop Blackbeard and his evil ways. She is the only female member of the Yonko, allied with Kaido during the Wano Country arc.

Funko Pop! Animation - Super: One Piece - Big Mom w/Homies Special Edition Multicolor Exclusive 1272
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Big Mom w/Homies Special Edition

Big Mom leads a powerful and large pirate army called the Charlotte family, which consists of 85 children. The husbands of the daughters are also considered part of the family.

3. Kaido

Kaido in One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿4,611,100,000

“People often say ‘If it’s one-on-one, Kaido will win.’ On land, sea, and air… among all living things, he is a pirate who is known as the ‘strongest creature’!!!”

Funko Pop! Super: One Piece - Kaido
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Funko Pop! Super: One Piece – Kaido 

Kaido is one of the Four Emperors who ruled the seas for many years. He is the Governor-General of the Beasts Pirates, as well as one of the few people capable of stopping Blackbeard.

2. Edward Newgate

Whitebeard in One Piece
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿5,046,000,000

Dubbed “The World’s Strongest Man,” Whitebeard is the former captain of Whitebeard Pirates and is also known as “The Man Closest to One Piece” after the death of Gol D. Roger. Whitebeard was also a member of the Yonko until his death in the Marineford Arc.

Funko Pop! Animation: Whitebeard - One Piece - Special Edition Exclusive 1270 (Common)
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: Whitebeard – One Piece – Special Edition Exclusive

Whitebeard was one of the greatest pirates of the previous generation, and his death ushered in a new era for rookie pirates.

1. Gol D. Roger

The highest One Piece bounty belongs to Gol D. Roger
Credit: Toei Animation

One Piece bounty: ฿5,564,800,000

Gol D. Roger was a legendary pirate. As the captain of the Roger Pirates, he holds the title of Pirate King and possesses the legendary treasure called One Piece. He was also the first person to find the last island of Laugh Tale, where the One Piece treasure is located.

Funko Pop! Animation: One Piece - GOL D. Roger Non-Chase Version Vinyl Multicolor Exclusive Figure (Common)
Credit: Funko
VIEW PRICE: One Piece – GOL D. Roger Non-Chase Version Vinyl Multicolor Exclusive Figure

Currently, the Pirate King has a bounty of ฿5,564,800,000. However, his wanted notice expired after he was willingly executed due to an incurable disease. Because of this, young pirates might surpass Gol D. Roger’s bounty soon.

Here is the complete and updated list of the highest One Piece bounties:

1Gol D. RogerGold Roger฿5,564,800,000Roger PiratesDeceased
2Edward NewgateWhitebeard฿5,046,000,000Whitebeard PiratesDeceased
3KaidoKaido of the Beasts฿4,611,100,000Beasts PiratesUnknown
4Charlotte LinlinBig Mom฿4,388,000,000Big Mom PiratesUnknown
5Red-Haired ShanksRed Hair฿4,048,900,000Red Hair PiratesAlive
6Marshall D. TeachBlackbeard฿3,996,000,000Blackbeard PiratesAlive
7Dracule MihawkHawk Eyes฿3,590,000,000Cross GuildAlive
8BuggyStar Clown฿3,189,000,000Buggy PiratesAlive
9Monkey D. LuffyStraw Hat Luffy฿3,000,000,000Straw Hat PiratesAlive
10Eustass KidCaptain Kid฿3,000,000,000Kid PiratesAlive
11Trafalgar D. Water LawSurgeon of Death฿3,000,000,000Heart PiratesAlive
12CrocodileDesert King฿1,965,000,000Baroque Works, Cross GuildAlive
13Boa HancockPirate Empress฿1,659,000,000Kuja PiratesAlive
14KingKing the Conflagration฿1,390,000,000Beasts PiratesAlive
15MarcoPhoenix฿1,374,000,000Whitebeard PiratesAlive
16QueenPlague฿1,320,000,000Beasts PiratesAlive
17Roronoa ZoroPirate Hunter฿1,111,000,000Straw Hat PiratesAlive
18JinbeKnight of the Sea฿1,100,000,000Straw Hat PiratesAlive
19Charlotte KatakuriN/A฿1,057,000,000Big Mom PiratesAlive
20Vinsmoke SanjiBlack Leg฿1,032,000,000Straw Hat PiratesAlive
21JackDrought฿1,000,000,000The Beasts PiratesAlive
22Charlotte SmoothieSweet Commander฿932,000,000Big Mom PiratesAlive
23Nico RobinDevil Child฿930,000,000Straw Hat PiratesAlive
24Charlotte CrackerThousand Arms฿860,000,000Big Mom PiratesAlive
25Charlotte PerosperoN/A฿700,000,000Big Mom PiratesAlive
26SaboFlame Emperor฿602,000,000Revolutionary ArmyAlive
27Charlotte SnackN/A฿600,000,000Big Mom PiratesAlive
28Little Oars Jr.N/A฿550,000,000Little PiratesUnknown
28Portgas D. AceFire Fist฿550,000,000Whitebeard PiratesDeceased
30Who’s-WhoWho of the Droplets฿546,000,000Beasts PiratesAlive

Discuss stories like these with us — join the ONE Esports Discord community.

Just a heads up, some of the links on ONE Esports are affiliate links. This means if you click on them and make a purchase, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. It’s a way for us to keep the site running and provide you with valuable content. Thanks for your support!

READ MORE: One Piece Film Red takes over New York Times Square ahead of US premiere