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Tesla Founder and CEO, Elon Musk recently donated $5 million through his Musk Foundation to the online learning organisation Khan Academy.

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, shared a video on YouTube, thanking Musk for the donation.

In the video Khan said; "Elon, I hope you really feel good about this. This is going to allow us to accelerate all sorts of content. Our aspirations are all subjects – from kids to early stages of college. This will accelerate our science content, allow us to do more early learning, allow us to make the software and the practice that much more engaging."

Musk started the Musk Foundation back in 2002. Since then, the foundation supports research in renewable energy, human space exploration, paediatrics, and science and engineering.

The aim of Khan Academy, a non-profit, is to "provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."

It was explained that students worldwide can utilise Khan Academy videos, most of which are translated into more than 36 languages. The academy also provides a platform where students can learn at their own pace.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many schools were forced to turn to distance learning. This led many students and parents who struggled with the transition, turning to Khan Academy for help. Currently, Khan Academy has over 120 million registered users and 30 million students using the learning platform every month.

Millions of students know Khan by his voice, due to his tutorials videos on subjects ranging from photosynthesis and calculus to the American Revolution.

"I view this type of investment in what we're doing as really foundational for us to be able to build a multi-generational institution. [That way], future Elon Musk's of the world are also able to tap into their potential and help all of us up-level who we are as a civilisation," Khan said.

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