Khan Academy is a non-profit agency which provides numerous online courses but best in Maths and Science subjects. The chief & main motive of this organization is to offer the world-class education service to anyone and especially to those who really need it. You get more than a thousand tutorials, videos, and quick development data in this great app or Youtube channel Called Khan Academy. But do you know who stands behind all these amazing educational programmes and what was his mission to create Khan Academy? Here in this article, we will tell you about the founder of Khan Academy and when and where it started.
Who Founded Khan Academy & How it Started?
The founder of Khan Academy is Salman Khan and he is an American tutor and also an entrepreneur. He was born on October 11, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Salman’s mother was from India and his father was from Bangladesh. Later the couple shifted to the United States of America. He also was known as Sal Khan to many peoples around the whole digital universe. He is Post Graduated from Havard University in MBA.
Now the question is how he started Khan Academy and from where he got an idea to generate it. There is an interesting story behind it. It was the incident of that time when Salman was working being a financial analyst in 2004. Before it, Salman got the degrees of MIT and MBA from the reputed University Harvard. His cousin Nadia was facing some issues in Maths. She was very disturbed then all her relatives have started to give her suggestions. Some said for hiring a tutor and few for Youtube Videos. Nadia was living in New Orleans and Salman was in Boston for his job.
Salman began to guide her on phone and also on Yahoo Doodle. The efforts of Salman got successful and Nadia got good marks in Math. After then Salman also tutored Nadia’s brothers Arman and Ali. Like this Salman gave guidance to many of his cousins but the problem was in the schedule. In 2006, Salman began to record all of his lessons and post them on Youtube (a free video Platform).
A great number of people has begun to watch those videos and now Salman uploads more and more videos on Youtube. In 2008 Salman thought to start a non-profit organization named Khan Academy but that time he was running it in his spare hours. In 2009 he left his job and started to give the full time to his dream. All of his savings has ended up when he got his initial donation from Ann Doerr.
September 2010, was the lucky time when Khan Academy got huge grants from Google $2 Million and from the Bill and Melinda foundation of $ 1.5 Million. That time Salman got remember his classmate Shantanu Sinha and he called him to join Khan Academy as a President. Santanu also accompanied Salman during his MIT degree and they both were best buddies.
Further, they chartered Ben Kamens and Jason Rosoff for developing the software and design of Khan Academy. Like this Khan Academy came in proper working and in 2010 they started their office. Finally, Khan Academy was ready to spread his free education services to all around the world. I think the above description will satisfy all your queries regarding the founder of Khan Academy.