Since taking control in 2003, Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich has spent a mind-boggling amount to carry his new toy to the top. Combining all of the transfer fees, wages payed, and manager buy-outs and re-hires (right now, he's on his 11th manager in ten years of ownership), the total cost has pushed $3 billion. Thus far, Chelsea's taken home 12 trophies, including three EPL titles and one European Cup, during Abramovich's reign. Worth it?
The current Chelsea FC has cost nearly $3 billion to acquire.