(The Telegraff) The world’s richest pirate, Captain “ Black Sam ” Bellamy may have eluded capture in life, but efforts to bring him in are still underway – for science, if not justice.
He was one of the most notorious pirates of “the seven seas.” During the 18th century, the “Golden Age” of piracy, his seafaring robberies led him to become the richest pirate ever known, accumulating a wealth equivalent of $120 million in today’s money.
His ship, the Whydah Gally, held more than four and a half tonnes of gold and silver when it was captured in 1717.
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It later sank off coast of Cape Cod the same year.