Sal Khan

Sal Khan CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Executive director, Khan Academy

Born: October 11, 1976, Metairie, New Orleans

Education: BS in mathematics, BS and MS in electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MBA, Harvard Business School

Early Marker: Tutoring his cousin, Nadia, in mathematics over the Internet.

Big Idea: Free-to-user online video education delivered via YouTube.

Wave of the Future: Online education

Latest Special Reports

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