A Day In The Life: USC Student // Millionaire Entrepreneur


(rock music) – Typically, I wake up about 5:30 or so. Usually, I’m on the phone, I call my guys in New York, London, Paris, different kinda cities from
across the globe and everything. I see the market open, I watch that, just to make sure everything goes smoothly with all the old trades
we have for that day set and then from there go to class for eight or nine a.m. usually. (bright music) At 12 o’clock I have lunch meetings in Beverly Hills or over here. I come back here around two. From two to five I practice and five to seven I’m
typically free, I guess, free meaning I’ll do work and school work. Then at seven o’clock
I have a dinner meeting and at 10 o’clock I have another meeting. I get back home at two a.m. typically or one a.m. then work
for another hour or two then sleep from 2:30 to
three and do it again. – And you don’t drink coffee? – Never drink coffee. Never drink coffee. – Wow, that is honestly potentially the most impressive part of it. (hip hop music) – Hey guys, I’m Sam Dhillon. I’m a senior at USC, I play basketball here. I own my own financing company as well. So back in middle school,
high school time frame, I started getting into investing. I bought a few stocks
early on in high school. I bought Facebook early on, I bought Tesla around $30 a share. ‘Cause I always love numbers
from a very, very young age, with my parents’ background
and my dad’s entrepreneurship, he’s an entrepreneur myself,
my mom’s an electronic engineer so math and numbers are in her blood. So I kind of combined
numbers and entrepreneurship to create a finance company. – [Reporter] Senior Sam
Dhillon probably isn’t going to be the next Step Curry
but at the tender age of 20, he’s proving that millennials
are, well, amazing. He’s a biology major who hopes
to become a brain surgeon. He also started a
non-profit, helped coordinate a mobile medical clinic for
the homeless in downtown L.A. (bright music) – I mean, we’ve sort of hit on quests and basketball a little bit but academically, what are you studying? – So human biology. It’s a touch major. We sat on biochem this morning, right? – I learned a little bit about enzymes. – [Sam] Enzymes, catalytic site substrate, binding sites, right, inhibitors,
all the good stuff, right? – All in the vault. – So human biology is like a
pre-med major, so I’m pre-med. One day I do want to be
a brain surgeon one day. So down the road. Kind of weird, right,
cause you have finance, you have health, but I want to combine both of them together one day. So like, I want to have a huge building, you have a hospital on one side where I have like all the
doctors and all the staff over there doing your medical stuff. The other side’s going to be
quest, so you can come in, get your health problems get up, your finance problems fixed
up in a one-stop shop. (bright music) This is the John McKay center. For student athletes,
for academic services. We just do all our tutoring here. We have gym downstairs, football
field downstairs as well, underground football field, weight rooms, we have tutoring, we
have school work here. There’s a little computer aisle over here, computer over there, so we just
do that kind of stuff here. I chose USC because of the
location in Los Angeles, the great connections of
USC, the academic stature. We’re top 25 in the whole
country in terms of academics. As well as the whole coaching staff and basketball wise, and sports. And also a fun part of USC
is what I like a lot too. I know I always work, work, work, but I do like to have fun
and go out with friends and hang out, too, you know. I think USC is the best
mold of fun, athletics, academics and connections
in life, future lives too. I mean, everybody here is so helpful. Like down the road in life, too, people that want to help you out. They really do want to help you out. (bright music) – So what would you tell
to a high school senior who is applying to schools
like USC and others? – It has to be about
the right fit for you. Wherever you feel comfortable at. Don’t just go to a school
’cause your mom wants you to go there or dad wants you to go there or you think it would be cool. Just go to a school that really you love and you would fit in there
’cause college can be tough to make friends and just
really fit in and you want to be at a school where you are wanted and you feel like you’re there, because I mean, it’s
four years of your life. (upbeat music) – So what building are we in now? – We are in Fertitta Hall. Entrepreneurship center, so this is where it all happens, right? The magic happens here. – [Interviewer] And we got
this hall of fame here. – Some of these people right here are some of the great USC entrepreneurs such as Paul Orfalea, he
actually founded Kinko’s. I took a class with him
last year called BAP460, a seminar class, to learn about his life and his whole story and how
he became an entrepreneur and how he founded Kinko’s. Pretty unique story. And founder of Fat Burger
and a few other spots, so some pretty cool stuff here, man. – So in the entrepreneurship
classes that you take here, what’s the grading structure look like, what is the course structure look like? – So many of the classes
here are more like, you have a business, in class, you found it with your
other friends in class, you run that business in class. Let’s say you have a
photography business, okay? You go out, you take pictures
of people, you charge a fee. You analyze a business in class as their feasibility, that’s
for your project, right, and you see at the end of the year, was it a good business or bad business, meaning were you profitable,
were you not profitable, and how can you fix it to
make it more profitable or should you can the idea
and move on, you know. Or pivot to go somewhere else. So it’s more like a life
experience of a class, you know? – What kind of readings,
what kind of literature do you end up going through in the class? – So we get various articles to read, online, on different kinds of
magazines and Ink magazine. We analyze companies, so
we call it a case study. So in that case study, you have a company, you show what they do, how they do it, what they make money on,
what the profit margin is, and tell us is it a good company, is it a bad company, why or why not. What are the next steps you need to do to actually have a better company
or a worse company, right? (hip hop music) Welcome to the home. This is where we fight on. Well this is it, this is the home. Thursday is starter night at USC. Yeah, gonna miss this
place next year, man. (hip hop music) – [Interviewer] So how was practice today? – Was a tough one today, yeah, just grueling, you know? – What’s your favorite memory
on this basketball team? – It was a year and a
half ago, 2015, December. December 23rd exactly. We played Lafayette, right? So it was, we had like 98 points, right? We haven’t scored 100 points yet. End of the game, I get the ball, right, on that block over there. I get triple teamed, so three guys on me. I back ’em down, I back ’em down. I throw up a shot, it goes
in, the crowd goes wild. We get 100 points and then the game ends. It was crazy. – That’s exciting. That’s good, that’s good. That’s a solid– – Best memory for sure. – [Reporter] Well the team GPA rises as soon as that guy says I’m playing, so. – What’d it look like for
you to walk onto the team? – So people didn’t walk on, it’s like literally walk on the team, but it’s not that way at all. – I don’t know how that works. – Like you can’t try out at all. One of the coaches has to recruit you. They recruit you like a player, but they don’t give you a scholarship so you have to be just
as good as other players or if not, somewhat better, and then they don’t give you scholarship. You have to pay your own way here. Only get academic scholarships then you go for it from that route. (hip hop music) – You’ve got a pretty packed day. Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time for everything? – Honestly, no. It’s all about planning. People aren’t as successful
because they don’t plan ahead. I’m usually booked up two
or three weeks in advance. I kind of plan my days,
my weeks out in advance. It’s all about planning. So I don’t feel like I’m rushed too much. Here’s the thing. People say oh, I’m too busy for it, I don’t have time for it. You make time for the
important things in life. You would switch it
around, you make it happen. So my own life is GID, get it done. That’s all I want to hear. That’s all it is, I mean, no
excuses, just get it done. Whatever it takes to get the
job done, that’s what I’ll do. The best advice he’d ever given me was, sometimes, you have to enjoy life, too, just take it slow and the good things in life are never rushed. That’s the main thing. No man who is in a hurry
is quite civilized. You really just, you can’t
build an empire overnight. It takes time, like
years, to build an empire. They don’t become billionaires overnight. It’s not possible, you know. It’s me grinding, day in, day out, to keep doing your stuff,
and to keep working toward that future goal you have in mind. The grinding never really stops for me. I want to be a billionaire before I’m actually 30 years
old, so that’s the whole plan. Everything’s for me to get there. (hip hop music) – So you want to play a
little one on one here? – Let’s do it. – Alright, Curbs and Hub versus USC. Let’s go. Yeah, yeah, okay. Gonna do the thing of like, I shouldn’t telegraph that. Okay, look over there. Look over there at something. Yeah, yeah, yeah. (triumphant music) I didn’t think that would happen. – If you’re interested in hearing more about the world’s top universities, don’t forget to subscribe.

100 thoughts on “A Day In The Life: USC Student // Millionaire Entrepreneur”

  1. Love Love Love this kid. The best advice and most recent lesson I learnt before this video (that I think everyone should know) was what he said at the end "the good things are never rushed, no man who's in a hurry is quite civilized". I hope he gets to his goal of being a billionaire before 30, much deserved.

  2. yes im impressed and admire his feats but honestly im kinda mad he doenst focus on 1-2 things instead of 3 (baksetball, investing, pre-med). 3 hrs of sleep is gunna catch up with him. its not worth it in the end, just to say you have X amount of dollars when you have health complications due to it. for everyone thinking sleep is overrated i suggest u do some research on it first. how it affects learning, body functions (metabolism, hormones etc.).

  3. Gives me a fake feeling when I see the default trading app that comes with Apple, not a single professional trader or investor uses it to view the markets and execute trades.

  4. Wants to be a brain surgeon and a billionaire… something tells me his priorities are slightly skewed

  5. he does know that is against NCAA rules to have any kind of job during your career as a student athlete right.

  6. That's Sam Clark from On Harvard Time! He delivered the Ivy Male Oration at 2015 Harvard Commencement, he's a crazy good speaker. I spent the first 5 minutes of this video trying to figure out where I knew him from.

  7. The secret to this mans success lies within his Sikh heritage and the teachings his parents have instilled into him. Love to see a young punjabi do great work! Keep it up brother

  8. As successful as he is, he needs to start sleeping a bit more. Not to discourage those who hustle, but you're gonna collapse at some point with that amount of sleep. And besides, you're not gonna perform at your highest potential…

  9. People saying that 2-3 hours of sleep is going to catch up to him….well yea that's if he is telling the truth. He is likely exaggerating a bit and gets about 5-6 which is doable 5 days a week and probably gets 7-8 on weekends.

  10. His GPA is 3.67. What shocked me the most is that he is also pre med. With a GPA like that and his EC's, he will definitely get into a good med school. Even though that gpa isn't the highest, it is pretty impressive given that he is running a mobile health clinic that brings together undergrads, med students and doctors, runs a 3 million dollar financial company and also is a D1 basketball player…

  11. Too many of you are bothered about how many hours of sleep he gets. Stop looking for small negative things and just appreciate what he has accomplished.

  12. Evidently comes from an affluent family who've helped guide him quite a bit, i.e., father is an "entrepreneur". I do admire his work-ethic though — being a millionaire in your late teens/early twenties is nothing to scoff at. However, from someone in medical school, I think he should reconsider the idea of being a "brain surgeon". If he is half as smart as he makes himself appear to be, he should know that medical school is 4 years, 60+ hour work weeks (studying), and >$200k debt (which wouldn't be a problem for him). Furthermore, a neurosurgery residency = 7 years with work weeks easily exceeding 80+ hours. Billionaire and neurosurgeon do NOT line up. He'll have to choose one over the other, and I'm guessing when this kid starts studying for the MCAT, he'll drop the pursuit of medicine right there.

  13. See this folks. This comment section. Look at it.
    Are people hating because the guy has dreams to be a billionaire? No.
    Are people saying oh wow my family is poor this guy doesn't give back he is greedy? No
    The reason is education. Education made people click this video with "USC" in the title. Much respect. Let people have their dreams.

  14. Biology being a tough major? I mean fair props for his other achievements, but he's having a joke on this one right?

  15. Having $ in client assets ≠ being a millionaire. His investment advisory firm is similar to private wealth mgmt, if your client is bill gates, you don't get to call yourself a billionaire simply from managing his assets. Regardless, impressive. Not easy to focus on med/bio and basically self teach yourself through the series65.

  16. What a baller!! This guy doesn't need to sleep cause he knows there is plenty of time for that in the graveyard.
    We mere mortals can only try to achieve what he has done at 20 in our entire lifetime.

  17. 2.5 hours of sleep a day… bullshit. The kid isn't a millionaire, his parents are. who else would trust a college kid with millions of dollars to trade in markets when he concurrently is pursuing an unrelated degree and is playing college basketball. He's living a lie. Also a hospital/investment firm is a horrible idea… makes no sense

  18. As others have said, don't believe that he sleeps 2 or 3 hours every night. Maybe he technically gives his sleep and wake times, but doesn't mention there are naps in between. Or he sleeps almost non-stop on weekends. I've had my fair share of weeks where I only sleep 3 or 4 hours each night and just non-stop work. It's only doable if you've got adrenaline going and you're doing things you MUST do. 1 or 2 hours sleep is like the brink of a full emergency situation for me – I'd have to be VERY stressed. If you're not stressed/focussed trying to do that then your brain will take right of way and just make you doze. Plus you make stupid mistakes. So yeah don't try to do this people. Work out how to be efficient and focussed first. For me, 5 hours is absolute minimum to be effective when I'm busy, but I always prefer at least 6 hours. YMMV – work out the balance for you.

  19. He is very successful but combining hospital and an investment consulting (if i understood it correctly) doesnt makes sense whatsoever, if you can handle both its great and he can manage that but combining them at one building has no sense in it

  20. LOL so two hours a sleep a day. I don't believe it. Doing this for a long period of time, you'll fall asleep at work or in class.

  21. His goal is to be a billionaire wth! He said SOMETIMES you have to enjoy life… that poor guy… his life is money, his goal is money, not happiness…

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  23. "You have to be just as good as the kids on scholarship, sometimes better, but they don't give you a scholarship" Makes sense

  24. Cool story but did I really just hear him say that walk-on's have to be "somewhat better" than scholarship players. Nah bro, you're worse than other players, that's why you are a walk-on who doesn't play.

  25. Hey guys- I sleep less than 2 hours a night, study less than 2 hours a day even though I want to be a brain surgeon, I run a multi-million dollar business on the side, and oh yeah play D1 basketball. Did I mention I don't drink coffee?

    What a load of bullshit.

  26. he;s a big man, which you don;t need much skill, no fucking way he could do this as guard cause you have work on your game constantly..big men dont have to do much, just know the plays, catch picks, etc

  27. guy is obviously prodigy type, just being investment millionaire at 20 and student studying something totally different, but you got to like it the guy is modest

  28. 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night? He has to be bullshiting. Even those with that medical phenomnom where they only need sleep 4 or 5 hours of sleep couldn't do that and he's an enormous D1 athlete that works all day?

  29. I don't get how he survives off 2-3 hours of sleep a night. I get he has great genetics, he is tall and intelligent and really hard working but still I have never heard of any human being able to sleep only 2-3 hours a night.

    I've tried sleeping 5-6 hours a night and have felt like crap the next day and the whole day goes bad, i would need at least 7 hours to function well and prefer to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. i just cannot understand how he consistently sleeps 2-3 hours a night and does not feel like crap the next day and does not just pass out from the lack of sleep. The part i don't get is how he works out and practices for basketball buy only needs 2-3 hours of sleep. that is crazy.

    i mean even science says that we at least need to get 6 hours of sleep a night to function properly but who knows maybe Sam Dhillon is some sort of genetic super human or super hero, i mean he is 6'8", super smart and hard working.

  30. "biology major who hopes to become a brain surgeon, started a nonprofit, helped coordinate a mobile medical clinic for the homeless" now that is the representation of a human that wants to contribute to a cause bigger than himself.

  31. sleep at 2:30 or 3, wake up at 5:30. thats literally impossible to function on less than 3 hours of sleep a day, especially as a D1 athlete. good bullshitter

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