Salman Khan from a hedge fund analyst to a most influential teacher in the world.


Salman Khan is one of the most influential persons in the world. Time Magazine named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes Magazine featured Salman Khan on its cover with the story $1 Trillion Opportunity.

Salman Amin Khan, a name that needs no introduction, is an American entrepreneur and educator who founded the Khan Academy. He became a household name since he incepted Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has churned out over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide range of Academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and sciences. Along with Khan Academy, he has also founded Khan Lab School, a brick-and-mortar school associated with Khan Academy.

As of December 2016, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 3 million subscribers and the Khan Academy videos have a viewership of more than 1 billion times. Check Khan Academy website. and the YouTube channel of Khan Academy.

While tutoring his cousin, Nadia Khan developed an interest in education. Initially communicating through an internet tool, Khan started posting his mathematics tutorials on YouTube in 2006. The videos grabbed the eyeballs of millions of viewers. In 2009, Khan, in order to devote himself full-time to the set of videos that formed Khan Academy, quit his job as an Analyst. The academy provides free online instruction to students across the world.

While initially targeting individuals, Khan Academy proved to be immensely helpful to classroom teachers in need of supplementary material in mathematics and science. Khan has emphasized the significance of formal, professional certification and classroom instruction in combination with software and online tools that his company renders.

The success of Khan Academy made its founder the media darling in no time. Khan has been interviewed on television and profiled in print. His efforts have attracted funding from major donors, including Microsoft and Google. Microsoft founder Bill Gates admitted to the fact that he uses Khan Academy software as part of his own children’s education. Among Khan’s speaking engagements are commencement addresses at MIT and Rice University, both of which he delivered in 2012.

Another teacher who did something similar is David Calle. While Salman Khan worked in the USA, David did the same in Spain.

Salim Amin Khan is a burning example of how entrepreneurial skills if put to proper use can benefit society in gobs of ways. Check a Ted Talk by Salman Khan. Read more about khan here

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