Richest Real-Life Pirates | Top 10
Today we’ll present you the richest actors or athletes, or singer, but the richest real-life pirates.
Based on various historical records and accounts, these are the highest-earning pirates, according to Forbes. Apparently, they didn’t really make that much money.
And certainly their ‘career’ didn’t last very long.
However, these pirates did some remarkable things in their life, which earned them something more valuable than money. A reputation.
Let’s get straight to business!
10Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach – $12.5 million
We begin our top 10 with the notorious English pirate, Edward Teach. Best known as Blackbeard, this pirate operated around the eastern coast of the American colonies and around the West Indies.
Little is known about his early life, but it is said that he was probably born in Bristol, England, in 1680.
In 1716, Blackbeard joined the crew of Benjamin Hornigold, a pirate who operated from the Caribbean island of New Providence. Shortly after, he acquires his own ship named Queen’s Anne’s Revenge.
His beard became a trademark, and from 1717 to 1718, Edward Teach became a feared pirate. Not to mention, wealthy.
We do know how his life ended. In 1718, during a battle with a fighting force sent by the Governor of the Virginia colony, Alexander Spotswood, Blackbeard, as well as several crew members were killed.