When I left high school I decided I wanted to try day trading. I graduated in the top 5% in high school and got accepted to McCombs and Mays A&M. I knew I didn't have the elite quantitative skills to be an trader at a top prop firm or hedge fund, but I figured I could day trade, or at least try to. I'd give it a year and if it didn't work out I'd go to college. My grandfather left his grand kids about 60k each for college and whatnot, so I used half of that to day trade with while I took classes at the local CC. Over the last ~14 years I've built up a net worth that is now ~$7 million. No wife, no kids, no attachments, etc.
Since 2015, I've gone back to UT/Mays and I earned a BBA in Finance, Accounting and I've also been lucky enough to get into some great business schools (Wharton, Columbia, Booth, Darden, McCombs, Jones, Ross, Fuqua). Someone whom I truly admire, Robert F. Smith, got his MBA in his early 30s and became an associate at Goldman, but maybe he's an outlier? How difficult is it to break into investment banking at 34 when I finish my MBA? I have no prior experience (other than day trading, owning some real estate, and building my own investment portfolio), but I want to end up in venture capital or private equity as a principal/partner. Will internships be hard to come by for me in business school? Are my aspirations unrealistic?
Any insight will me much appreciated. Apologies for any spelling/grammar errors, I'm trading right now.