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.

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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