"I want to be the greatest at whatever I do," said Sam Dhillon, standing in the middle of campus at the University of Southern California. That requires a lot of work. "I only sleep three or four hours a night."
The Sacramento native is a junior at USC and a walk-on to the basketball team. He doesn't lack confidence or ambition, even though he only played in six games this season. Still, the Trojans made it to March Madness this year, and while the team lost in the first round, the 6-foot-8 Dhillon had a separate victory. He was honored at the Final Four by Allstate insurance and the National Association of Basketball Coaches for his "good works" off the court.
Here's a quick list of Dhillon's off-court activities:
Human biology major with plans to become a brain surgeon "and cure Alzheimer's."
Founder of a nonprofit called Deep Roots Foundation in his hometown aimed at urging kids in high school to excel in academics, athletics and community giving.
Leader of a mobile medical clinic focusing on the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.
CEO of Quest Investment Firm, which he created in 2014, with over 40 clients and $3.5 million in assets under management.
He passed the test to receive his Series 65 license when he was 18, allowing him to manage other people's portfolios (CNBC confirmed this).
Oh, and he plays violin, piano, and guitar.