Salman Khan

Salman Amin (Sal) Khan (age 40) is a New Orleans educator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former hedge fund analyst. He is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization. From a closet in his home, Khan has produced over 11,500 videos, teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences. As of September 2016, the main Khan Academy Channel on YouTube attracted more than 3,400,000 subscribers.

Being founder and faculty means Sal's busy setting the vision for the Khan Academy and expanding our library of educational videos.


Sal on the cover of Forbes Magazine.

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 (October 11, 1976), 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. Khan worked as a financial analyst, before quitting in late 2009 to work on Khan Academy full-time.



Sal making a video

Salman Khan has created over 6,500 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

  • 120,744,338 energy points
  • Joined on August 24, 2011 at 4:18:13 PM
  • Although he created Khan Academy, he joined after many users had already been on Khan Academy. Also, it says he watched 148 videos even though he has created over 6,500 videos. Here is a link to his Khan Academy profile. On his Khan Academy page, it says he has earned infinite energy points, the only user able to do so.
  • His profile picture is Spunky Sam.

Special Badges That He Has

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