Salman Luis (Sal) Khan (age 39) 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 non-profit organization. From a closet in his home, Khan has produced 11,445 videos, teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences. As of July 2015, the main Khan Academy Channel on YouTube attracted 2,400,000 subscribers.
Being founder and faculty means Sal's busy setting the vision for the Khan Academy and expanding our library of educational videos. The picture 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
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. Khan worked as a financial analyst, before quitting in late 2009 to work on Khan Academy full-time.
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
- 120,621,875 energy points
- Joined on August 24, 2011