Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the founder of an online educational website (www.khanacademy.org) that features more than 6,500 mini-lectures, free of charge, to anyone in the world. The videos are hosted on YouTube and teach a variety of subjects, such as: mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science. The academy has delivered over 1 billion lessons in total.

Khan published his international best seller, The One World School House, in October 2012. He appeared on the front cover of Forbes, where The $1 Trillion Opportunity feature article described him as “The Most Influential Person In Education Technology”. The Khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 4.8 million subscribers and its videos have been viewed more than 1.6 billion times.

Source of Influence: Science & Technology

Status: Featured in current year