Billionaire Banned from Nobu For Life
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.
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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