Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of the One Piece series, is the captain of the infamous pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates. Based on recent manga chapters, Luffy is currently one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, and with such a tremendous title comes a hefty bounty. Luffy is a wanted man by the World Government, wanted dead or alive with a bounty of 3,000,000,000 Berries (3 Billion Berries).
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Monkey D. Luffy, popularly known as Straw Hat Luffy or Mugiwara no Luffy, is the protagonist of the One Piece series. Luffy is carefree and a free spirit and wants freedom in his life. With that in his mind, at the age of 17, he became a pirate and set out to sea with the goal to become the next King of the Pirates. Soon after he set out to sea, Luffy gathered fame and became a wanted pirate by the World Government.
Since Luffy became a pirate, Luffy had various bounties on his head, signifying the notorious nature and impact of his actions. Luffy’s first bounty was 30,000,000 which he gained after defeating Buggy the Clown, Don Krieg and Arlong, formidable pirates in their own domains.
Soon after entering the Grand Line, Luffy and his crew engaged in a battle against Crocodile, one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea at the time. After defeating Crocodile and saving Alabasta, the Navy recognized Luffy’s potential and assigned him a bounty of 100,000,000 Berries.
Luffy earned his next bounty, that is 300,000,000 Berries after he along with his crew and some allies rampaged Ennies Lobby and rescued Nico Robin. His next adventure took him to Thriller Bark, where he proceeded to defeat another Warlord of the Sea at the time, Gecko Moria.
Later, to save his sworn brother, Portgas D. Ace, Luffy played a significant role in the war at Marineford, known as the Paramount War. This gained him the admiration of Whitebeard, an Emperor of the Sea and his pirate crew and he also attracted the wrath of the World Government. This incident earned him a huge bounty of 400,000,000 Berries.
After the two years time skip, Luffy resumed his adventures with his pirate crew and after forming an alliance with Trafalgar D. Water Law, captain of the Heart Pirate, Luffy engaged in a deadly battle against Donquixote Doflamingo, another Warlord of the Sea, to put an end to his reign of terror. This action earned him a bounty of 500,000,000 Berries.
Following this, Luffy soon infiltrated Totto Land, the territory of Big Mom, Emperor of the Sea. There, Luffy and his crew caused chaos which resulted in the significant destruction of Whole Cake Island. He then engaged in a battle against Charlotte Katakuri, Big Mom’s son with a bounty of over a billion Berries.
After a prolonged struggle, Luffy managed to defeat Katakuri and his crew somehow managed to escape from Big Mom’s territory. It was the first instance that someone was able to infiltrate Big Mom’s territory and escaped successfully after causing destruction at such a scale. This achievement gained Luffy his second-highest bounty so far, which is 1,500,000,000 Berries.
In the Wano Arc, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates infiltrated the Land of Wano in order to defeat Kaido, another Emperor of the Sea, to end his reign of tyranny in the Land of Wano. Unexpectedly, Big Mom and Kaido joined forces which made things complicated for them.
With the joint efforts of Luffy, Eustass “Captain” Kid and Trafalgar D. Water Law and their respective pirate crew, they managed to defeat two Emperors of the Sea at the same time. This was the first time in decades that someone managed to defeat an Emperor of the Sea let alone two. This feat earned Luffy his highest bounty ever and his current bounty of 3,000,000,000 Berries. Not only that, he is now recognized as one of the Four Emperors of the Sea.
With that being said, this is not the end of Luffy’s adventures. It can be said with 100% surety that Luffy’s journey is still far from over and he will perform feats likes of which are never seen.
A. Gol D. Roger, known as the King of the Pirates and the captain of the Roger Pirates held the highest bounty in the One Piece World. Roger’s bounty was 5,564,800,000 Berries, the highest bounty ever seen on the Grand Line.
A. Luffy’s highest bounty so far is 3,000,000,000 Berries, which he earned after the events of Land of Wano.