The message from the local top 20 in the annual Sunday Times Rich List would appear to be that if you want to make a mint you should think of getting into pharmaceuticals, food, property – or God.
Topping the list is Lord Ballyedmond (£860m), boss of Norbrook the veterinary drug firm.
At number three in the gilded ranks is property and investment giant, Danny Hill.
Burnett has produced a number of highly successful reality TV shows in the US. And he and his wife are also behind The Bible, the highly successful mini-series that's been regarded as the salvation of the History Channel in the US, such has been its spectacular ratings.
Downey herself stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in a show which has been panned for its mainly white European/American cast.
Some controversy was also sparked recently by the appearance of the actor playing Satan. He was, disconcertingly, a ringer for President Obama.
Ms Downey and Mr Burnett have pointed out this was entirely coincidental.
The Bible project is very obviously not simply a money-spinner for the pair – but something very close to their hearts. They are on record as referring to it as their "calling".
But don't be surprised if, in the cut-throat world of television, there may be a few less devoted converts who, having noted this biblical success, may now be tempted to emulate a ratings miracle of their own.
The first commandment in the gospel according to TV?
Consider the profits ... .