No this is not that Salman Khan but a different Salman Khan.
Salman Khan is an educator and a graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT. He is the owner of the Khan Academy that, for many years, has lent educational help to many. The academy is an educational non-profit website created in year 2006. The mission of Salman Khan is to provide free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Salman Khan, the founder of the academy, was raised and born in New Orleans, Louisiana, US to his mother from Calcutta, India and his father from Barisal, Bangladesh. After earning 3 degrees from the MIT (a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Mathematics and computer science and MEng in computer science and EE), Khan pursued an MBA from Harvard Business School. In late 2004, he began tutoring his cousins, friends and relatives, so he decided to upload videos on YouTube.
Salman Khan’s Ted Talk – “Let’s use video to reinvent education”
His YouTube videos focus on mathematics and sciences that made him widely known and appreciated by many students around the world. His style in teaching gives people of all ages the opportunity to learn and gain accurate information. With him, there are millions of students of all ages that are being helped out and can learned essential information through his FREE video tutorials on YouTube.
After Salman Khan received positive appreciations and recognitions from appreciative students, he quit his job as a fund analyst and just focused on the tutorials and that is the beginning of the Khan Academy. Khan Academy is funded by all kinds of donations from various personalities such as Google and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ann and John Doerr and several people in the states gave contributions and donations. Google gave the Khan Academy $2 million to create lots of courses. At first, he produced 4,300 videos that teach many in sciences and mathematics. His YouTube channel has already more than one million subscribers and has been viewed 300 million times. Salman Khan became one of the most influential people in the world in year 2012.
Students from different parts of the world are attracted with Salman’s practical, concise and relaxed approach of teaching. Using the Khan Academy, many students in isolated areas of Asia and Africa are reached out to help them gain knowledge. He is also featured in different shows such as PBS NewsHour, The Colbert Report, National Public Radio as well as CNN. His academy received the MS Tech Award for education. He had spoken to several conventions and gatherings in the US. He presented the 2013 Posey Leadership Award held at the Perot Museum of Science and Nature. Salman Khan is married to Umaima Marvi, a medical specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology and they have a daughter and a son in Mountain View, CA.
Through the Khan Academy, he wanted to share all his knowledge on the internet without asking any kind in return. Students are helped out through the method shared by the Khan Academy and Salman Khan himself. All viewers can share and use the contents of his tutorials to help others learn more at the comfort of their home.
As of December 2013, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube attracted 1,553,000 subscribers and the Khan Academy videos have been viewed over 334 million times. In 2012, Time named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes magazine featured Khan on its cover with the story “$1 Trillion Opportunity”.
Salman Khan’s success proves that if you have passion and work hard monetary benefits will follow and also millions will benefit from your success!
Image Credit: CNN