khan-academy-youtubeMexican tycoon Carlos Slim says his foundation is funding the translation of thousands of Khan Academy online classes into Spanish.

The telecommunications billionaire says the Carlos Slim Foundation shares the academy’s goal to make “a free world-class education available to everyone.”

Salman Khan is a math and science whiz kid, and a natural-born teacher, who is now devoting his life to tutoring people around the world using YouTube videos.

He left his job as a hedge fund analyst in Boston in 2007. Today his YouTube channel, Khan Academy, has 3330+ videos covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and high finance — all of which were recorded by the affable Khan.

(READ the AP story in the Washington PostSEE a 2010 story about the Khan Academy, here)