Billionaire Banned from Nobu For Life

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Stewie Rah Rah needs to find a new sushi spot.
At Nobu, simply having money does not get you a free pass to dine -- you have to have manners too.

The New York Post has reported that billionaire mogul Stewart Rahr has been banned for life after trying to bribe patrons to give up their table for him -- then threatening the restaurant's manager.

The incident happened last week at New York City's Nobu Fifty Seven.

Manager Sharon Hofstetter claims Rahr "called me the C-word and said he would kill me." Rahr then sent an e-mail to Nobu co-owner Drew Nieporent, demanding Hofstetter be fired, cc'ing Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Keys, Mark Wahlberg, Andre Agassi, and his good pal (and fellow nut job) Donald Trump.

Rahr, who has a $1.6 billion net worth according to Forbes, sold his pharmaceutical distribution company, Kinray for $1.3 billion in 2010.

The billionaire playboy, who likes to be called "Stewie Rah Rah" and refers to himself as "The king of all fun" is a mega-donor to the Make-a-Wish foundation, but that still doesn't give him the "A-OK" for free-range craziness at Nobu.

The restaurant chain, which is also co-owned by Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro, has banned Rahr for life at all 25 locations across the world -- including the Miami Beach outpost.

This, apparently, isn't the only time Rahr hasn't played well with others. He has started fights with Tiger Woods and Pierce Brosnan and was thrown out of a celebrity-studded Hamptons party after being labeled a "stalker."

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Despite the reported fact that he donates large amounts to charity, I agree that it doesn't give him the right to treat people that way it's stated here that he does.


Good for Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro for standing up and doing what's right. This story could be a scene in a movie, as can unlimited stories that happen to servers everywhere. It's time for a positive look at the restaurant biz where we are shown as the smart and fun people we are who don't have to take crap from people like Rah Rah. Check out the website for an idea that could help people as it sends messages and sets the record straight.

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