Salman Khan

Founder of Khan Academy

Mr. Sal Khan is the celebrated creator of the Khan Academy. In 2004, Mr. Khan developed lessons to help his cousins learn math. With funding from the Gates Foundation and the Google Foundation, the popular Sal Khan lessons moved to YouTube and the Sal Khan Academy was born, making his instruction universally accessible. The Khan Academy lessons provide free, quality online instruction, which enables anyone to learn from anywhere in the world. Mr. Khan’s influential vision and not-for-profit academy serve as an inspiration and prototype of how curriculum and instructional access are being reshaped through online learning. The Khan Academy has more than 2,200 tutorials, with more than 100,000 people viewing these lessons each day.