Yonko, dubbed the Four Emperors, is considered the most powerful pirate captain of the One Piece universe. They have strong territory and influence over other pirate crews, and the World Government considers them the Three Great Powers.
The four powerful pirates of One Piece were introduced first by Luffy’s grandfather Monkey D. Garp during the Enies Lobby arc. Even the World Government fears the meeting between two Yonkos, which former fleet admiral Sengoku first mentioned during the Sengoku arc.
The supremacy of Yonko ruled over the Grand Line as they created dominance to a broader scope. Indeed, they are the most fearsome pirates that the World Government picks.
These are the current Yonko (post Wano arc) and their bounties in One Piece.
(Caution: There may be spoilers ahead. If you are not updated with the latest manga, proceed at your own risk.)
1) Shanks — (Bounty: ฿4,048,900,000 berries)
Shanks, also known as Red-Haired Shanks, is the captain of Red Hair Pirates. He is one of the four original Yonko who rules over the Grand Line. He is the only Yonko in the series who doesn’t seem to have eaten any devil fruit.
The World Government has noticed that he has the most balanced crew among the four Yonkos. His crew members include notorious pirates like Benn Beckman, Lucky Roux, Yassop, and Rockstar.
Before his affiliation with Red Hair Pirates, Shanks was a member of Roger Pirates, where his late captain Gold D. Roger was a pirate king. He and Buggy were the pirate apprentices in the Roger Pirates.
Due to him being a fearsome pirate, the World Government has assigned him the bounty of ฿4,048,900,000 berries.
2) Blackbeard — (Bounty: ฿3,966,000,000 berries)
Blackbeard, aka Marshall D. Teach, is the captain of Blackbeard Pirates. Unlike others, he has eaten two devil fruits, Yami Yami no Mi, a Logia-type devil fruit, and Gura Gura no Mi, a paramecia-type devil fruit.
After slaying Whitebeard during the Marineford Arc, he received the Yonko title from the World Government. During the time skip, he defeated the rest of the Whitebeard Pirates, taking most of Whitebeard’s territory.
Blackbeard Pirates consists of the most unbalanced and infamous members like Shiryu, Vasco Shot, Catarina Devon, and Sanjuan Wolf. For some reason, even former marine admiral Kuzan has affiliated himself as a Blackbeard Pirates as an ally.
He started his pirate journey being a member of the Whitebeard Pirates. After killing Thatch and stealing Yami Yami no Mi, he formed his own crew. Before becoming a Yonko, he was a Warlord replacing Crocodile after capturing Portgas D. Ace.
Blackbeard is the wanted man with a bounty of ฿3,966,000,000 berries.
3) Luffy — (Bounty: ฿3,000,000,000 berries)
Monkey D. Luffy, or Strawhat Luffy, is the protagonist of the One Piece series. He is the captain of the Strawhat Pirates and aims to become the Pirate King. He has a paramecia devil fruit Gomu Gomu no Mi, later revealed to be a mythical zone devil fruit Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Nika.
Following the Whole Cake Island Arc events, Big News Morgan exaggerated the reports claiming Luffy had defeated Big Mom. He was dubbed the fifth Emperor of the sea. During the Wano arc, after defeating Kaido, he officially obtained the title of the fourth Yonko.
His crew members include Zoro, Nami, Ussop, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, Brook, and Jinbe. At the end of Dressrosa Arc, they gained a Straw Hat Grand Fleet consisting of 5640 people.
After defeating Kaido, the World Government assigned him a bounty of ฿3,000,000,000 berries.
4) Buggy — (Bounty: ฿3,189,000,000 berries)
Buggy, or Buggy the Star Clown, is the captain of the Buggy Pirates. He has a paramecia devil fruit Bara Bara no Mi.
Before becoming a Yonko, he was a member of the Seven Warlords. He was considered the Yonko after the downfall of the previous Yonkos, Kaido, and Big Mom. Despite having a strong devil fruit, his lazy and stupid nature made him a weak pirate. Nonetheless, he is a member of Cross Guild, where Crocodile is the leader, and Mihawk is the member.
Prior to being captain of the Buggy Pirates, he and Shanks were pirate apprentices in the Roger Pirates. The two didn’t go to Laugh Tale because Shanks remained behind to care for Buggy as he became sick on the final island.
As a Yonko, his current bounty is ฿3,189,000,000 berries. His previous bounty was ฿15,000,000.