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Salman Khan

Salman Luis "Sal" Khan (age 37) is an New Orleans educator, entrepreneur, and former hedge fund analyst. He is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and non-profit organization. From a closet in his home, Khan has produced over 5,500 videos teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences. As of September 2012, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube attracted 1,474,678 subscribers.

On his Khan Academy account, he has earned infinite Energy Points, the only user able to do so.

Being founder and faculty means Sal's busy setting the vision for the Khan Academy and expanding our library of educational videos. The pic. of him at the Ted talk

Before quitting his job as manager of a hedge fund to run the Khan Academy full time, Sal also found time to get three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. - Khan Academy

Early Life

Salman Khan was born in Metairie, Louisiana. Khan attended the public school Grace King High School and later the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a BS in mathematics, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science in 1998. Khan also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Previous Career

Khan worked as a financial analyst, before quitting in late 2009 to work on KA full-time.


He has one son, Imran Khan.



Sal making a video

Salman Khan has created over 5,000 videos through YouTube and Khan Academy. They are focused on educating the world and are of Math, Physics, Cosmology&Astronomy, History, Economics and Finance.

Khan Academy statistics

  •   energy points
  • 23 Meteorite badges
  • 7 Moon badges
  • 4 Earth badges
  • 5 Sun badges
  • 4 Black Hole badges
  • 2 Challenge Patches

Here is a link to his Khan Academy profile:

Special Badges That He Has

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