Sal Khan Net Worth in 2020: $1.5 million
Background: Sal Khan is an American educator and entrepreneur who founded Khan Academy and has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Salman (Sal) Khan was born on October 11, 1976 in Metairie, Louisiana. He attended Grace King High School and graduated valedictorian in 1994. Khan then attended MIT and graduated with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1998. In his senior year, he was class president. He later earned a Master of Business of Administration from Harvard Business School.
Khan began his career working as an analyst at hedge fund Connective Capital Management in 2003. That same year, he began tutoring his cousin in math over the internet. When others asked for tutoring help, he began uploading tutoring videos to YouTube. As his videos became more popular, Khan quit his job as a financial analyst to work on developing his YouTube channel full-time.
Khan's videos received more than 458 million views in the first years of his channel. Khan then created the Khan academy with the mission of "accelerating learning for students of all ages." Khan's videos have been used for education in rural areas of Africa and Asia. Later, Khan added tools to his videos to promote student-teacher interaction.
By 2020, Khan Academy's videos had over 1.7 billion views. For the future, Khan believes in supplementing traditional classroom instruction with innovative technology, such as Khan Academy. He believes that this will give students more time for personally-tailored instruction by freeing them from traditional lecture-style classes.
In addition to Khan Academy, Khan has launched Schoolhouse.world, a nonprofit initiative allowing students to receive help in math from teachers, in partnership with Long Beach Unified School District.