"The founder and chairman of an organization with an ambitious
goal to eliminate poverty in the world, ironically, never quite
experienced what it felt like to be poor. Self-professed to have
come from a privileged background, Negroponte had a childhood that
included "a lot of traveling".
"Confidence and outspokenness were trademarks of a young
Negroponte, he told ZDNet Asia in an interview. "When…I was
six years old, I went to see the headmaster explaining that my
first-grade teacher should be fired--[she] wasn't good enough.
""When I was in high school, I got [the school] to substitute
art for sports--I didn't have to do any sports, I could just do
art," he shared."
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