Vice co-founder Shane Smith: "We have Goldman Sachs, and other venture capital firms all over us. They can't believe we're not interested in selling. We're in 22 countries; our last record was in the top 10 in 12 countries; our books are all best-sellers and every issue of the magazine is making a profit. Look, BudTV had $100 million to start and VBS is five times as big. We're worth a shitpile. I'm not going to say exact numbers. But we have 13 years of at least 25 percent growth a year and we're 100 percent owned by ourselves." [Playboy]