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Salman Khan
Salman Khan TED 2011.jpg
Khan speaking at a TED conference in 2011
Native name Sal Khan
Born Salman Amin Khan
(1976-10-11) October 11, 1976 (age 39)
Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
Residence Mountain View, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Sal, "The Salmon"
Ethnicity Bengali
Alma mater MIT (BS, MS)
Harvard University (MBA)
Occupation Teacher,
Executive Director of Khan Academy,
Founder of Khan Lab School,
Board Member of Aspen Institute
Spouse(s) Umaima Marvi
Parent(s) Fakhrul Amin Khan
Masuda Khan

Salman Amin "Sal" Khan (Bengali: সালমান খান, born October 11, 1976) is an American educator, entrepreneur, and former hedge fund analyst. He is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and a organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and sciences.[1]

As of May 2016, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 2.6 million subscribers and the Khan Academy videos have been viewed more than 840 million times.[2] In 2012, Time named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.[3] Forbes magazine featured Khan on its cover with the story "$1 Trillion Opportunity".[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Salman Khan was born in Metairie, Louisiana.[5] His father, Dr Fakhrul Amin Khan, is from Barisal, Bangladesh, and his mother, Masuda Khan, is from Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. He and his elder sister were raised by his mother.

Khan attended the public school Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana, where, as he recalls, "a few classmates were fresh out of jail and others were bound for top universities."[6] Khan was motivated even at a young age to help other people learn.

Khan attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science in 1998, later getting his Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science.[7] Khan was class president in his senior year.[8]

Khan also holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.[9][10]

Career[edit]

In 2002, Khan was a summer intern at PARC. From 2003 to late 2009, Khan worked as a hedge fund analyst at Connective Capital Management.[11][12][13]

Khan Academy[edit]

Main article: Khan Academy

In late 2003, Khan began tutoring his cousin, Nadia, in mathematics over the internet using Yahoo!'s Doodle notepad.[14] When other relatives and friends sought his tutoring, he moved his tutorials to YouTube where he created an account on November 16, 2006.[15]

The popularity of his educational videos on the video-sharing website prompted Khan to quit his job as a financial analyst in late 2009.[16] He moved his focus to developing his YouTube channel, Khan Academy, full-time with the aid of close friend Josh Gefner.[11] Khan consequently received sponsorship from Ann Doerr, the wife of John Doerr.[17]

His videos received worldwide interest from both students and non-students, with more than 458 million views in the first number of years.[16]

Khan outlined his mission as to "accelerate learning for students of all ages. With this in mind, we want to share our content with whoever may find it useful." Khan plans to extend the "free school" to cover topics such as English. Khan's videos are also used to educate rural areas of Africa and Asia.[18]

Khan published a book about Khan Academy and education goals titled The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.[19]

Khan Academy, initially a tool for students, added the Coach feature in 2012, promoting the connection of teachers with students through videos and monitor tools.[16]

Recognition[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Khan is married to Pakistani-American physician Umaima Marvi. The couple live with their children in Mountain View, California.[51][52][53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "$1 Trillion Opportunity". Forbes Magazine. 
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  6. ^ Sengupta, Somini (December 4, 2011). "Khan Academy Blends Its YouTube Approach With Classrooms". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Solomon, Ethan A. (December 6, 2011). "Sal Khan Is Commencement Speaker". The Tech. 
  8. ^ "MIT's Next Commencement Speaker Sal Khan Compares His Alma Mater to Hogwarts". Wired Academic. December 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kaplan, David A. (August 24, 2010). "Innovation in Education: Bill Gates' favorite teacher". Money (CNN). Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
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  11. ^ a b Kowarski, Ilana (June 6, 2010). "College 2.0: A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education". Chronicle. 
  12. ^ a b Colbert, Stephen (Host) (2011). The Colbert Report. Colbert Nation. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
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  14. ^ Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education. TED. 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
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  16. ^ a b c Sen, Ashish Kumar (June 28, 2010). "Bookmark: The Prof Who Keeps His Shirt On". Outlook India. 
  17. ^ Bower, Amanda (December 16, 2011). "Substitute teacher". The Australian. 
  18. ^ Temple, James (December 14, 2009). "Salman Khan, math master of the Internet – SFGate". Articles.sfgate.com. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  19. ^ Khan, Salman 'Sal' (2012). Talking about his new book. AirTalk (radio interview) (Khan Adcademy). Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Math Wiz Adds Web Tools to Take Education to New Limits". PBS. February 22, 2010. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ Michels, Spencer (February 22, 2010). "Khan Academy: How to Calculate the Unemployment Rate". NewsHour. PBS. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
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  31. ^ Brokaw, Tom (May 21, 2009). "Sal at Education Nation 2011". YouTube (interview). Google. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Khan Academy Founder Finds Simplicity Appeals in Online Education Experimentation". February 22, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan". February 21, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
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  35. ^ "Commencement Speaker Chosen". The Rice Thresher. Rice University. October 20, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Sal Khan's Commencement address". MIT News. June 8, 2012. 
  37. ^ Gill, Stan (June 13, 2012). "Sal Khan gives a Commencement speech of love, empathy, and optimism". The Tech. 
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  39. ^ "The World's Most Important Teacher: Google's Eric Schmidt On Salman Khan". October 18, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  40. ^ "Sal Khan discusses 'The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined'". October 26, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  41. ^ "20th Annual Summer Celebration". August 3, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
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  45. ^ "Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity". Edutopia. September 30, 2011. 
  46. ^ "Salman Khan on Charlie Rose 2/26/2013". March 1, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  47. ^ "2013 Posey Leadership Award". Austin College. November 21, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Reimagining Education with Sal Khan at the University of New Orleans". May 20, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Reimagining Education with Sal Khan at the University of New Orleans". May 6, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  50. ^ "The Heinz Awards: Salman Khan". The Heinz Awards. 
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  52. ^ "Meet Sal Khan, Khan Academy". jointventure.org. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
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