Salman Amin 'Sal' Khan's speeches discuss restructuring traditional educational systems. The Louisiana born, 37-year-old is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called the Khan Academy that strives to flip traditional forms of teaching around into using simple and easy-to-use videos that aim to improve individual learning. Khan started his academy by posting math and science tutorials on YouTube and more than 2,000 videos later, he has become 100 of the most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine.
Today, Khan Academy has become the most used educational video depositories in the world, with over 1 million students every month.
Khan attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Masters degree in computer science, and with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.