One Piece is a long-running anime series that's all about pirates. In the series, pirates are hunted down by members of the World Government and their Marines. However, some pirates are too tough for the government or its soldiers to handle on their own. In response, the government will issue a Bounty for the capture, or death, of a particularly powerful pirate.
We're going to talk about the pirates who currently hold the 10 Highest Bounties in the One Piece world. We won't include any characters with unknown Bounties. Instead, we'll focus on the individuals who are currently worth the Highest amount of Berries, the main form of currency in the series.
Updated November 26th, 2019 to reflect the latest additions to the One Piece Universe.
15 Charlotte Snack (600,000,000 Berries)
The fifteenth highest Bounty in the One Piece series belongs to one of the former Sweet Commanders named Charlotte Snack. Snack is a member of the Charlotte Family, a dangerous group of pirates with food-based powers.
Snack is the Minister of Fries. Contrary to what his title and his parentage might imply, Snack doesn't use french fries to do battle. Instead, Charlotte Snack uses a gigantic katana when it's time to throw down. It is likely that Snack doesn't possess any Devil Fruit powers, he still has a bounty that's higher than the likes of Portgas D. Ace, which is fairly impressive, to say the least.
14 Sabo (602,000,000 Berries)
Sabo is the sworn brother of Monkey D. Luffy's and Portgas D. Ace's as well as the Chief of Staff of the Revolutionary Army. Like Ace, Sabo possesses fire-based abilities and an impeccable sense of style. Sabo first officially appeared in Chapter 583 of the One Piece Manga and Episode 494 of the anime.
At the moment, Sabo has the fourteenth highest Bounty in the series. Sabo only manages to edge out Charlotte Snack by 2 million Berries. This is despite the fact that Sabo helps lead a rebellion while Snack hangs out on the One Piece version of Candyland. Funny how things work out sometimes.
13 Charlotte Perospero (700,000,000 Berries)
Yep, we've got another member of the Charlotte Family on the list. Now's probably a pretty good time to mention that multiple members of the Big Mom Pirates hold most of the top spots. In other words, you're going to be reading the word 'Charlotte' quite a bit.
Anyhow, Perospero is the oldest son of the Charlotte Family and the Minister of Candy. Unlike Snack, Perospero possesses the power to control food, thanks to his Pero Pero no Mi. Perospero can control candy to phenomenal effect. He can create super-strong candy constructs on a whim as well as turn people into candy statues. At the moment, Perospero has the thirteenth-highest Bounty in the One Piece series.
12 Charlotte Cracker (860,000,000)
Charlotte Cracker is a man of many titles. The pirate with the twelfth highest Bounty in One Piece is also the Minister of Biscuit as well as the 10th son of the Charlotte Family. However, Cracker's most impressive title might be "Thousand Arms."
Cracker earned the title of "Thousand Arms" thanks to his Devil Fruit, Bisu Bisu no Mi, which allows him to control biscuits at will. As such, Cracker produces thousands of Biscuit-arms at will. Using his blade Pretzel, Cracker has carved down many foes over the years. The man's an artist with a sword, giving multiple members of the Straw Hat Pirates a hard time. Interestingly enough, Cracker hasn't had the chance to cross swords with Roronoa Zoro yet.
11 Charlotte Smoothie (932,000,000 Berries)
Smoothie possesses the sixth-highest Bounty in the entire One Piece series. She also has one of the highest Female Bounties thus far, topping characters like Nami and Robin by a mile. The 14th daughter of the Charlotte Family is also one the Three Sweet Commanders, further adding to her prestige.
Thanks to her Devil Fruit known as the Shibo Shibo no Mi, Charlotte Smoothie can wring liquids out of objects to lethal effect; get into a fight with this girl and she might wring the fluids out of your body like a dirty rag! Smoothie can also increase her strength and stature by absorbing fluids from her surroundings, essentially granting her the powers of a giant. This femme fatale is definitely not to be trifled with.
10 Jack the Drought (1,000,000,000 Berries)
Finally, a break from the Charlotte family! Jack the Drought is a member of the Beasts Pirates—not the Charlotte Family, or the Big Mom Pirates, but the Beasts! To be more specific, one of the Three Disasters. A mountain of a man, Jack uses his phenomenal strength to serve Kaido—the 'Strongest Creature in the World.'
As it stands, Jack the Drought has the tenth Highest Bounty in One Piece. Jack's powers aren't too fancy or flashy; he's able to turn into a giant mammoth thanks to his Ancient Zoan Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth Devil Fruit. Currently, Jack hasn't fought any of the Straw Hat Pirates.
9 Charlotte Katakuri (1,057,000,000 Berries)
Let's take it back to the Big Mom Pirates. Charlotte Katakuri is the last member of the Charlotte family on our list. Katakuri has a Bounty of 1,057,000,000 Berries on his head—the ninth highest Bounty in One Piece history! Not only does this make him the most dangerous member of his family after his mother, but it makes him one of the most formidable foes in the series. The Minister of Flour can turn parts of his body in Mochi and control all three types of Haki. Katakuri's one of the toughest opponents the Straw Hat Pirates have faced. The man's so strong that even Luffy spent a long time struggling against him!
8 Queen The Plague (1,320,000,000 Berries)
Queen is another member of the Beasts Pirates. Unlike most of the others on this list, we haven't seen Queen fight too much. However, we have seen Queen resist Luffy's Haoshoku Haki/ Conqueror's Haki! Only characters with the strongest of wills can perform such a feat. Other than that, Queen fought Big Mom at Udon Prison and demonstrated great durability in the fight. He also managed to land a hit on her, although it didn't make her budge at all.
The World Government also seems to think he's a threat, as they're willing to pay 1,320,000,000 Berries for his acts of piracy. As of this writing, Queen holds the eighth Highest Bounty in the One Piece series. There are few characters that eclipse him, and they're some of the strongest in anime history.
7 Monkey D. Luffy (1,500,000,000 Berries)
The seventh Highest Bounty in One Piece belongs to the star of the show and the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates! Monkey D. Luffy began as a poor boy with a big dream of becoming the King of the Pirates! That dream continues to drive Luffy and motivates him even when things seem utterly hopeless.
A man with a large appetite and a good heart, Luffy continues to grow stronger and change lives wherever he goes. Paradoxically, Luffy is proof that Bounties aren't true measures of one's strength or worth. Luffy's bounty has gradually risen over time, and he's recently acquired a mammoth bounty of 1.5 billion berries. The good old Straw Hat has defeated and continues to beat, numerous opponents with bounties much larger than his own.
6 Blackbeard (2,247,600,000 Berries)
One of the highest known Bounties in all of One Piece belongs to Marshall D. Teach, aka Blackbeard. Teach's Bounty absolutely dwarfs the likes od Luffy's, totaling to a staggering 2,247,600,000 Berries! Luffy accolades suggest that Bounties aren't total measures of a person's power. However, Black Beard's achievements reiterate that pirates with high Bounties aren't to be taken lightly.
Teach can do it all; he can use Haki, is an expert with multiple weapons, and possesses two Devil Fruit powers! Only a few characters can match Blackbeard's might, such as the current Yonko. But, inevitably, it'll fall to Luffy to eventually beat Blackbeard—if that's even possible.
5 Shanks (4,048,900,000 Berries)
Shanks is the Captain of the Red-Hair Pirates, one of the four Yonko crews who rule the New World in One Piece. Although very little is known about what he is capable of, it was recently revealed that Shanks was made a Yonko six years prior to the current events of the story. Over time, he's accumulated a bounty of 4.048 billion berries, which is a staggering amount!
What's even more impressive is the fact that Shanks has only been one of the Emperors for six years, yet gained a bounty comparable to the likes of Big Mom and Kaido, who aren't all that ahead of him.
4 Charlotte Linlin (4,388,000,000 Berries)
Renowned by the name of Big Mom, Charlotte Linlin leads the Big Mom Pirates who rule over a country comprising of 35 islands, known as Totland. At a very young age, Linlin gained a bounty of 500 million berries, which goes to show how big a threat she posed to the Government right from the beginning. In due time, she would eventually join the Rocks Pirates where she was crewmates with the likes of Whitebeard and even Kaido.
Gaining even more infamy after leaving Rocks, Big Mom rose to the status of a Yonko at an unspecified time and acquired a bounty of 4.38 billion berries. Despite not being as barbaric and violent as Kaido, Big Mom having a bounty this high speaks volumes about her prowess.
3 Kaido (4,611,100,000 Berries)
Kaido is the leader of the Beasts Pirates, a crew solely composed of Zoan type Devil Fruit users. Like Big Mom, Kaido was once on the ship of Rocks D. Xebec, although he was just an apprentice there. After the crew disbanded, Kaido acquired a powerful crew in time by the virtue of his monstrous strength. In the decades following the God Valley incident, he rose to the status of a Yonko as well.
As a pirate, Kaido has tasted defeat 7 times, likely at the hands of other Yonko, and the Marines. He's also been captured and tortured a total of 18 times, yet he's never died. Boasting incredible durability, Kaido is nigh un-killable, and due to his actions of violence, he's earned a bounty of 4.6 billion berries.
2 Edward Newgate (5,046,000,000 Berries)
Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard, was renowned as the strongest man in the world of One Piece, and the only person to match Gol D. Roger in battle. Whitebeard was a member of the Rocks Pirates at a certain point, and five years after they split up, he formed the Whitebeard Pirates. In the upcoming years, Whitebeard gained tremendous strength, enough to make him the strongest man even in the age of Gol D. Roger, which speaks volumes about his level of skill.
By the time of his death, Whitebeard had earned recognition as the King of Seas, and was, undeniably, one of the greatest pirates in the world of One Piece. He had earned a bounty slightly over 5 billion berries, which is truly spectacular!
1 Gol D. Roger (5,564,800,000 Berries)
The King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger, possessed the highest bounty in the entirety of One Piece, and rightfully so. Roger sailed his Pirate crew to Raftel as no crew had ever done before. There, he found the legendary treasure known as One Piece, along with the secrets of the Void Century as well.
To the World Government, Gol D. Roger was likely the biggest threat that they had ever crossed in their entire existence of several hundred years. In terms of power, Roger was equal to Whitebeard, although his bounty was likely because of the fact that he found the One Piece and knew the real history.