The founder and CEO of Khan Academy, Salman Khan has created a non-profit organisation with the aim of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. A truly noble cause, Khan is also the founder of Khan Lab School, another non-profit organisation that runs a laboratory school in Mountain View, California, where Salman himself personally teaches seminars in the humanities and sciences.
The immensely impressive Salman Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes and was also recognised as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World. A celebrated author, in brilliant book, The One World Schoolhouse, Salman eloquently outlines his vision for the future of education as his ideas in One World are what form the basis and foundations for Khan Lab School. An educational innovator and visionary with global acclaim, Salman Khan is available to hire as a keynote speaker for any event, conference or function through the Champions Speakers agency.
Beginning the Khan Academy as a passion project, Sal Khan initially began his career in teaching by merely tutoring his cousin in math, communicating by phone and using an interactive notepad. His successes and prowess within the role soon spread however as word got around and it wasn't long before Khan was tutoring several cousins and family friends as a hobby. In order to upscale his already thriving work, Sal Khan began writing software to assign math practice, provide feedback, and track each student's progress before posting videos of his hand-scribbled tutorials on YouTube, where his content and lessons reached thousands of students. Leaving his day job in 2009, Salman Khan launched Khan Academy as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation.
What started as a passion project has turned into somewhat of a global institution with more than 62 million registered users accessing Khan Academy in dozens of languages across 190 countries. Offering free lessons and practice in math, history, grammar, physics, biology and many more subjects, as well as free SAT® prep in partnership with the administrator of the test, the College Board, The Khan Academy is also used by teachers to assign lessons and practice, track student progress, identify gaps in learning, and provide tailored instruction. Sal has created an educational system that has dominated and taken over education as we knew it.
Holding three degrees from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Sal Khan's educational background and foundation is exceptional. While at MIT, Khan taught MCAT prep courses and was named Teacher of the Year by a national test prep company. One of the most significant, influential and forward-thinking educators and creators in the world, Salman Khan is available to hire as a speaker for events around the world through the Champions Speakers agency.