Cheung Po Tsai was a Chinese pirate who was born to a poor fisherman. In a raid by pirates on his town, he was captured by a pirate and his wife who adopted him and this led him to become a successful pirate himself. The qualities that he consisted were sustainable management and ultimate ruthlessness. He commanded an army of more than 50,000 men and hundreds of ships.
It might be amazing:
He had a personal cave dug out for himself to hide his looted treasure. The cave still is in China named after him. The famous coastline consisting of Shenzhen in Guangdong province was frequently attacked and looted by Cheung.
After several attempts, the Chinese government was finally successful in catching him. However, they soon realized that such a massive manpower can’t be defeated without extensive bloodshed. This is why there was a mutual deal between Cheung and the government. Keeping in view his inexplicable talent of warfare, he was appointed as captain in Qing Imperial Navy. He then worked for Chinese government in helping to make attacks to catch other vicious pirates to maintain law and order.