Greatest kidnap ransom - ever
Who
Unknown
What
1500000000 US dollar(s)
Where
Peru (Cajamarca)
Historically the greatest ransom paid was that paid for Atahualpa, the last emperor of the Incas, to the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1532-3 at Cajamarca, Peru, which constituted a hall full of gold and silver, worth in modern money some $1.5 billion (£1 billion).