A Fisherman Found a Pearl Worth $100 Million Has Kept It Under His Bed For a Decade

A Fisherman Found a Pearl Worth $100 Million Has Kept It Under His Bed For a Decade

This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world - after being handed in by a FISHERMAN. See SWNS story SWPEARL; The man, who has not been identified, found the priceless 34kg gem ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines. He didn't know the potential eye-watering value and kept it as a 'good luck charm' in his rundown wooden home. But a fire at the property earlier this year forced him to have a clear out and move house.

This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world – after being handed in by a FISHERMAN. See SWNS story SWPEARL; The man, who has not been identified, found the priceless 34kg gem ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines. He didn’t know the potential eye-watering value and kept it as a ‘good luck charm’ in his rundown wooden home. But a fire at the property earlier this year forced him to have a clear out and move house.

A fisherman from a city called Puerto Princesa in the Philippines was working 10 years ago when he spotted a huge pearl inside of a giant clam.  He took it home to his little wooden shack and put it under his bed for good luck.

And he’s kept it there for the past 10 years.  But there was a FIRE at his place earlier this year, and when he had to move, he decided maybe he should see if it was worth anything.  And . . . um . . . yeah, it was.

The pearl is 77 pounds.  It’s 26 inches long and 12 inches wide.  Both of those measurements make it the biggest pearl in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD by a massive margin.

And it’s worth approximately $100 MILLION.  (How many of his neighbors are going, “Man, we really should’ve robbed THAT guy” right now?)

The current world record for the biggest pearl is the Pearl of Allah, which was also found off the coast of the Philippines.  It’s “only” 14 pounds and it’s less than 10 inches long.

The new pearl is being authenticated now.

(Metro