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Where Khan Academy’s Founder Gets Advice, Balance and an Occasional Push

In 2009, Mr. Khan launched a free online school from a bedroom walk-in closet. The hedge-fund analyst devised the idea after creating YouTube educational videos for 10 cousins whom he tutored remotely, mainly in math. With multimillion-dollar donations from tech-industry heavyweights, the nonprofit Khan Academy now reaches 18 million students every month in nearly 200 countries and more than 30 languages. Educational content covers preschool through college. His ultimate goal? “Free world-class education for anyone anywhere.’’ Here, four key advisers: