Salman is the founder of Khan Academy, an online education platform providing quality education to anyone, anywhere, for free. The idea started in late 2004 when Salman was helping his niece in math by sending videos of his computer screen as he worked through problems. His family encouraged him to put his lessons on YouTube. Now, Khan Academy lessons encompass everything from history to chemistry and reach over six million unique students each month. The program has attracted backing from the likes of John Doerr, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt and more.