With Canadian comrades Suroosh Alvi and Gavin McInnes, Mr. Smith started Vice in 1994. Since then, the lodestar of hipster culture has become synonymous with everything alternative. People have criticized Vice for its sometimes-shocking articles—including diaries of drug use and unconventional sexual encounters—but there’s no doubt that Mr. Smith has established a new journalistic standard, albeit a messy one. And don’t be fooled by Mr. Smith’s punk image: since founding the magazine 19 years ago, he’s helped transform Vice into an all-encompassing brand, incorporating everything from a record label to an online television channel. Though 43 years old, Mr. Smith is nowhere near slowing down. We’re looking forward to seeing where he—and Vice—go next.